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Our ‘MAD’ fund grows…

As AVOW continues celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year, efforts are continuing to raise more funds for our ‘Make a Difference’ MAD Grant. Backed by Business Supporting Communities (B2C), AVOW are calling on local businesses to donate what they can to the fund.

The aim is to raise £10,000 and all of the monies received will be redistributed to worthy causes which are making a difference in Wrexham County Borough.

A small donation could make a big difference to one of the many groups that are making a difference within your community.

John Gallanders, Chief Officer at AVOW explained: “The fund is AVOW’s way of saying thank you for all the support that third sector groups give to the community in Wrexham.

“It is fundraising for the third sector, not for AVOW, and every penny donated to the Make a Difference Grant Fund will be redistributed to community and voluntary groups in Wrexham County Borough who will be able to submit their applications for their “Make a Difference” project in the Autumn 2013. This year sees the cessation of AVOW distributing the Community Facilities and Activities Programme grant fund as the Welsh Government are now allocating that in a different way, but our MAD grant fund will ensure that local groups can still benefit.

B2C Project Officer Alison Roberts, said: “Third sector groups in Wrexham make a huge difference to so many people in the County Borough and it would be great if businesses could help to give something back through AVOW’s Silver Jubilee grant scheme. Even a small donation could make a massive difference to one of these groups so I would urge all businesses in Wrexham to get on board and do whatever they can.”

There are a number of ways in which you and your business can donate to AVOW’s Silver Jubilee Make a Difference Fund:

Check out AVOW’s website (www.avow.org/silver25), Facebook (AVOW) and Twitter (@AvowWrexham) for more information about upcoming events which will celebrate AVOW’s 25th anniversary.

THANK YOU to the Women’s Music and Art Festival in Llangollen for their donation towards the MAD Grant!!!

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