Charity's votes plea

The only Bucks-based charity nominated for a possible share of this year’s £1m Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures fund is looking for online votes to help it secure vital, additional funding for the future.

Horizon Sports Club, founded in 1998 and based in High Wycombe, is the only club in the county providing a range of sporting opportunities for children and young people with varying disabilities.

Through activities including swimming, tennis, football and ball skills, their specialist coaching provides unique opportunities and development for all those taking part.

And Buckinghamshire Council councillor and Horizon chairman Lesley Clarke OBE is looking for a few minutes of people’s time to help secure much needed votes to boost the club’s chances of cash success.

She said: ‘As the only Buckinghamshire-based charity in the running for these awards, I really hope residents, businesses and local communities right across the county will lend their support.

‘The top cash prizes are £100,000, £50,000 and £20,000 as well as individual grants of £5,000, so it’s a great opportunity to secure much-needed additional money, especially at this time with Covid having such an effect on the charity sector as a whole.

‘Voting is easy – simply visit the Persimmon Homes website and scroll down to select Horizon Sports Club. You can vote as many times as you like, however no more than once in any 24hr period.’

She added: ‘The more votes we get, the greater our chances of success so please spare a few minutes and help support a great Buckinghamshire charity.’

The closing date for voting is midnight on 18 September 2020.

For further information about the work of Horizon, visit the Horizon Sports Club website.

Horizon youngsters enjoying themselves.