Cause of the Month Shortlist July 2011

This poll has now closed – a big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and support one of these great causes.  TARO (Turkish Animal Rescue Organisation) are our Cause of the Month and will receive a £200 donation from Viking.

The cause of the month competition returns in September so watch this space for further details.


We’re pleased to announce this month’s Cause of the Month shortlist. Please take a moment to vote for one of the 10 causes on the list who each have a chance to win a donation to help them continue their valuable work. The cause with the most votes fairly cast at 12 noon, 31st July 2011 will win a £200 donation from Viking.

Thanks to everyone who nominated a cause this month, if your cause isn’t on the shortlist this time, please do nominate them again next month

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About the causes

Friends at National School (FANS) – Hucknall would use the £200 donation to improve their playground after repairs to the roof used up much of their existing funds.

RAPID UK is a non-governmental organisation receiving no official funding. Trained search and rescue response teams are deployed to assist in the aftermath of disasters around the world such as the Tsumami. The response teams are all volunteers and RAPID UK is entirely funded by donations.

Turkish Animal Rescue Organisation is a non – profit organisation set up to care for stray animals in Turkey.

Leatherhead & Mid Surry Samaritans is staffed entirely by volunteers who donate their time to listen to and help people who need emotional support, sometimes desperate and suicidal.

OC Support UK supports women affected by Obstetric Cholestasis (OC), a pregnancy related liver condition. OC Support UK offers three online support forums as well as a telephone support service and promotes research into the condition. £200 would fund the helpline for 18 months.

St Michael’s Church Wood Green run drop in centres, a work club to help people find work, a free toddler group, a youth club for teenagers as well as helping the homeless and much more.

Karmic Angels UK have built four schools in the Gambia, getting nearly 400 children into education including 75 orphan children and have saved 250 lives in the last year by donating impregnated mosquito to schools and bush villages. £200 would buy 10 more impregnated mosquito nets which would save another 40 lives.

Radio Nightingale is the radio service for the Rotherham General Hospital. They are an independent charity, receiving no funding from the NHS. They would use £200 to cover the cost of a new tape player machine which has seen so much use over many years the play button has finally broken off!

Bobcats Swim Squad is a small squad of 35 swimmers age 9-39 years old. Money is desperately needed to pay pool hire fees which have spiralled to ensure effective training can continue.

Special Needs and Parents (SNAP) is a support group for parents and carers of children and young people aged up to 25 years. They offer support to courses such as makaton, counselling sessions, one to one advice, parent and preschool sessions, stay and play, music therapy, drama and trampolining.

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