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 first quarter of 2023.  By voting on the esbs website, two local charities receive a share of £500 each quarter.

Earl Shilton Community Allotment and PROSTaid are the first charities to benefit in 2023, receiving £363.64 and £136.36 respectively.

The current charities partaking in the scheme are East Midlands Dog Rescue and BlOKes.

East Midlands Dog Rescue has been rescuing and rehoming abandoned and unwanted dogs and puppies for over 20 years, helping an average of 200 dogs each year. They are based in Enderby, Leicestershire, but take dogs in from all over the East Midlands and beyond. Some of the dogs have been neglected or have suffered abuse and need sensitive handling and they are cared for by East Midlands Dog Rescue, while they try to find loving homes through appeals on their website and in local newspapers.

Founded in June 2020, blOKes is a registered community interest company (CIC) that provides men with a safe, supportive and non-judgemental platform to open up about their mental health, connect with others and tell a #MaleTale. Alongside their clinical mental health partner Willow Grove Consulting, they facilitate and deliver talks, events, webinars, and workshops, as well as providing men’s mental health information, resources, and supporting materials to schools, colleges, universities, sports clubs, organisations, and businesses across the UK.

Paul Tilley, Chief Executive of esbs, said: “We’re thrilled to consistently donate to such worthy charities, and delighted that the community continues to participate in the scheme and support causes that mean so much to people.”

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