Blackdown Support Group wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

Local charity Blackdown Support Group has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nomina?ons from the public.

Blackdown Support Group is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesias8cal’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to chari8es this summer. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 giDs of £1,000 available for dona8on. 13,695 chari8es were nominated by an amazing 253,879 members of the public.

Elizabeth McNabb, Co-ordinator of the charity said

“During the Covid-19 crisis we have had to suspend our normal services due to restric8ons on social contact and have instead organised a neighbourhood assistance service to local residents, offering prescrip8on delivery, shopping, errands or a friendly phone call. As lockdown restric8ons ease, we are now considering ways in which we can safely move forward in our work suppor8ng vulnerable or isolated members of our communi8es. Our ideas include a low-cost “meals on wheels” service, a “care package” of home-based ac8vi8es, support with technology enabling people to connect with others more easily, and support to enjoy 8me in nature, which is so important for mental and physical well-being. The Movement for Good award will be a huge help in kick-star8ng these new ini8a8ves.”

Mark Hews, group chief execu8ve at Ecclesias8cal, said: “We would like to thank every single person who took the 8me to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards. Ecclesias8cal is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that chari8es do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the be`er.”


The Support Group has a bric-a-brac stall at Churchinford market on the first Saturday of each month. If you are in the area pop along and take a look. If you have anything we may be able to sell to raise funds, either take it along to the market or drop it into the office at the Hemyock surgery. (Unfortunately we are unable to accept electrical items).