Time is running out for organisations to apply to become The Mall Blackburn’s official Charity of the Year.
The closing date for applications is Friday 4th March 2022 and the new partnership will commence on Friday 1st April.
Anyone who runs a charity or not for profit community interest company can apply by completing an online form to outline how they would make the most of the scheme and what ideas they have to raise funds and awareness within the shopping centre.
In 2021 The Mall donated over £3,600 to Blackburn’s Secret Santa, which used the funds to deliver christmas gifts to the most disadvantaged children in the borough, provide laptops for pupils learning from home in lockdowns, host days out to the seaside and much more.
Phil Boulding, who founded Secret Santa with his wife Karen, said: “It was an absolute honour to be named as The Mall’s charity of the year last year and the money raised was a real boost to our appeals throughout 2021.
“The team at The Mall are wonderful people and I would urge charities that are looking for support to apply to be part of this fantastic programme.”
Loraine Jones, General Manager at The Mall Blackburn, added: “There are so many deserving charities across Lancashire and we are looking for new and exciting ideas for fundraising activities during 2022.
“Being able to make a difference to important causes is my favourite part of my job and this is a great opportunity for any voluntary organisation to raise awareness and money whilst having fun along the way.”
The application form can be found at https://link.edgepilot.com/s/9526322d/galhQNujSEG3MTyFLMt8sg?u=https://www.themall.co.uk/blackburn/whats-hot/2022/the-mall-launches-search-for-charity-of-the-year/