Worcestershire Association of Carers wins £1,000 Movement for Good award on final day of Carers Week

Thanks to nominations from the public we have been named as one of the winning charities.

Over the past months we have been asking for people to nominate us to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. WAC was one of 7,000 charities which were nominated by an amazing 98,000 members of the public to be in for a chance to win a financial boost.

We heard that we had won the award on the last day of Carers Week so it was the perfect time to hear that we had been successful. We would like to thank everyone for voting for us, and to ecclesiastical for wanting to support local charities. We look forward to using the money to support even more carers in the community.

Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said:  “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 charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”

If you are a carer and feel you need support please contact the helpline on 0300 012 4272