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Highams Park church among six London charities to win share of £120k donation

The church has been gifted £1,000 from charity donor, the Benafactor Group

All Saints Highams Park, Credit: Streetview

One of the largest corporate donors in the UK has handed Highams Park’s All Saints Church £1,000.

The funding comes from a £120,000 pot from Benefact Group’s annual twelve days of giving Christmas campaign. Winning charities were chosen in a public vote.

All Saints Church is among six London charities set to benefit from the prize pot, which will be shared to a total of 120 charities across the UK.

Mark Hews, group chief executive of Benefact Group, said: “We are thrilled to be giving £120,000 to 120 fantastic charitable causes across the country and I’d like to thank every single London resident that took the time to nominate a charity close to their hearts. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”

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“Benefact Group is the third largest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition to be the biggest. Owned by a charity, Benefact Trust, all of its available profits go to good causes, and the more the group grows, the more the group can give.”

The Benefact Group’s £1,000 awards are open to all UK-registered charities, not-for-profit organisations or community interest companies. The group urge the public to nominate any charity at any time for their chance to receive £1,000. 

Since 2014, the group has donated almost £200million to charity and is aiming to reach its target of giving £250m by 2025. 

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