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Vote for your Acorn Centre to win a £10,000 award

8 May 2015

Cast your votes for the Acorn Centre in Torbay to secure £10,000 funding to help improve the lives of young people across the Bay.

The Acorn Centre, supported by Sanctuary Housing, is in the running to secure the donation from Aviva’s Community Fund.                              

If successful, staff from the centre will use the cash windfall to benefit around 200 young residents by providing them with tailored educational and employment support, helping them to access work or training opportunities through personal development plans.

Local people can vote now by logging on to the Aviva website https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/15-966 and voting for the Chilz and Skills project at the Acorn Centre before 30 May.

Marilyn Martin, the Acorn Centre manager, is keen for as many Torbay residents as possible to cast their votes. She said: “The centre provides an invaluable resource for the local community and we need everyone’s support. The money will allow us to have a real chance at improving the lives of hundreds of our young residents.”

Sanctuary’s head of neighbourhood partnerships for the area, Alison Kenny, added: “We work closely with the Acorn Centre to provide some great facilities and projects, and local residents now have the chance to vote for one of their key community hubs to secure this vital cash boost.

“We support the development of vibrant and successful neighbourhoods and this is a value that’s echoed by staff at the Acorn Centre. I urge the local community to get their votes in!”


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