The Vernon Building Society have revealed the 16 great local community causes to benefit from a share of its Vernon Jubilee Fund.

Each shortlisted group or charity will receive a minimum of £100 with the rest of the money divided after a public vote, promoted in partnership with the Stockport Express.

Readers will be able to find out more about the groups and the great work they do as each will be featured in the Stockport Express. Readers can then vote for their favourite cause from next Wednesday 9th August when the first voting token will be published. Further tokens will be published on August 16th and 23rd – with two tokens in the Express on August 30th.

Vernon Jubilee fund group
Vernon Jubilee fund team with 2016 beneficiaries

The 16 shortlisted groups are:

•  Independent Options
•  The Weekend Day Care Centre for Dementia Care
•  AuKids
•  Stockport Foodbank
•  The Wellspring
•  MedEquip4Kids
•  Stockport County Community Foundation
•  Friends of St Joseph’s
•  Love Reddish
•  1st Hazel Grove Scout Group
•  Stroke Information
•  Family Art Attack
•  Bosden Farm Community Group
•  AVRO Heritage Museum
•  Beechwood Cancer Care Centre
•  Stockport Building Preservation Trust

More details about the groups and how to vote will also be on the Vernon Building Society website.

The more tokens a group receives, the more funding it will get.

Tokens can be submitted to the charity or community group directly or dropped in at any of the Vernon’s six local branches – in the town centre, Bramhall, Marple, Reddish, Hazel Grove and Poynton.

The Vernon’s Chief Executive, Mike Hanson, said:

“As with every year picking a shortlist is such a tough job as they are all such deserving causes.

“Hopefully we have chosen a diverse range of groups and charities that now need the public’s help to claim their share of the fund.

“We would now urge Stockport Express readers to get behind the groups, make their votes count and support great local causes.”

This year’s programme will mean that since its launch in 2012 the Jubilee Fund will have awarded over £60,000 to more than 70 local charity and community groups.

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