Openstorytellers is appealing to all its friends and supporters to vote online to help them receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Somerset Freemasons. As part of the Freemason’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, and Openstorytellers is one of those selected.
Each of the nominated charities will receive an award ranging from £4,000 to £25,000. Those who want to vote should visit the MCF website mcf.org.uk/vote, select the Somerset page and vote for the charity of their choice. The voting period is from Monday, 12th June until Monday, 31st July.
Emma Wilson from Openstorytellers, said “We are thrilled to be considered for a MCF award. A grant of £25,000 would make a huge difference to our charity and the amazing people we support. Please go online and vote for Openstorytellers, every single vote counts.”
The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemans and their families. It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country.
David Maddern from Somerset Freemason’s said “We are proud to be able to support many charities across Somerset, but in this special 300th anniversary year we want to involve the public, as well as local Freemasons, in deciding which of the nominated charities should benefit most. I urge everyone to visit the website and vote.”
To vote for Openstorytellers to win up to £25,000, visit mcf.org.uk/region/somerset