Leicestershire charities benefit from community scheme

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has announced the results of its online In the Community scheme for the second quarter of 2023.  By voting on the esbs website, two local charities receive a share of £500 each quarter.

East Midlands Dog Rescue and BlOkes are the most recent charities to benefit from the scheme, receiving £438.90 and £61.10 respectively.

The next charities participating in the scheme are Toys on the Table, and the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation.

Toys on the Table work in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, to provide new toys and gifts during the festive season for children who might not otherwise receive anything.  The Toys on the Table Appeal has enabled thousands of children to receive gifts during the festive period throughout the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland areas, with almost 4,000 children receiving gifts in 2022.

Founded in 1989 by the late Mr David Clarke, the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation is a registered charity situated on the edge of Charnwood Forest. The main focus of the Foundation’s work is to ease loneliness and suffering and to offer comfort and support to the elderly and adults of all ages with disabilities, throughout the Leicestershire area. As a self-funding charity the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation relies heavily on donations to keep their doors open daily.

Paul Tilley, Chief Executive of esbs, said: “We’re delighted by the continual support our community show in the voting process and are glad to be helping local charities through this scheme.”

Voting for quarter three of In the Community ends on 30th September 2023. Place your vote at https://www.esbs.co.uk/charity-token-collector/.