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Each year, Local Hero highlights the incredible ideas and feats of local charity fundraisers.

The campaign will run between 1st and 30th of April. All participating fundraisers will be ranked on the Local Hero leaderboard according to the number of unique online donors who sponsor their page.  

At the end of the campaign £5,000 in prizes will be distributed among the causes supported by the top 20 fundraisers with £1,000 awarded to the winner’s group.

Check out our live Local Hero 2018 leaderboard here or find out how you can get involved here.  

  • The STAR Centre

    The STAR Centre is the main support agency in Rossendale for Domestic Abuse.  We are a registered charity, established in 1996. We provide a support service to women and their families who are experie...

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  • Manor Gardens Welfare Trust

    Manor Gardens is a health and wellbeing charity based in Finsbury Park, relieving needs arising from sickness, disability and old age, promoting mental and physical good health and increasing social i...

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  • Here NI

    We work to build the capacity of lesbian and bisexual women and their families. As one of the most invisible groups in NI society lesbian and bisexual women are often left out of the equation. We work...

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We depend on a steady stream of smaller donations via Localgiving. These donations alone give us the assured income to meet our operational costs. Matched funding, sponsored by both Localgiving and the Community Foundation have further bolstered our funds to allow us to undertake capital improvements to the Shed.

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