Good causes battle it out for share of £6,000 in Marlborough

Good causes and charities will do battle in Marlborough later this month for a slice of a £6,000 jackpot.

The nine community organisations won a place in the final of the Budgens of Marlborough Community Giveaway after their supporters voted for them in a contest run on Facebook.

Nineteen groups faced each other in three categories – Education and Young People, Health, Wellbeing and Social, and Community and The Arts.

Now the finalists will find themselves in the spotlight as representatives from each community group are invited to pitch their ideas to a voting audience at The Theatre on the Hill, St John's School, Marlborough on Thursday, September 27 from 7pm.

The community group from each category that receives the most votes on the night will walk away with £1,000.

And all of the nine finalists will get a share of another £1,000 over the first three months of the new forecourt opening.

Customers will be given a token each time they shop, to vote for one of three organisations per month. Each of these three organisations will get a share of £1,000, proportional to the amount of tokens they receive in-store Anyone can apply for a ticket, which will give them a vote to support their favourite community organisation. Tickets, which are free, can be booked through the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BudgensMarlborough or at www.budgensmarlborough.eventbrite.com The Community Giveaway is being staged by Budgens of Marlborough, which is opening a petrol station, convenience store and Subway outlet at Marlborough Business Park on Thursday, October. 18. Work on the £2 million development, which will create 50 new jobs, started in July.

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