THE MY Name’5 Doddie Foundation is one of twelve charities based in Scotland to have received a £1,000 Christmas gift thanks to the Benefact Group.

The charities were nominated to win a share of £120,000 by members of the public as part of the Benefact Group’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Over 17,700 Scotland residents nominated a cause close to their hearts. The winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.

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Thanking supporters in Scotland, Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said: “Charitable giving is at the heart of our business at the Benefact Group.

“We are delighted to be giving back to deserving charitable causes once more with our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign, part of our Movement for Good Awards.

“In these challenging times, we know that £1,000 can make a real difference and we’re looking forward to seeing how this festive financial boost will changes lives for the better and bring a positive start to 2023.

“As a Group of financial service businesses, uniquely owned by a charity, all available profits go to good causes, and the more our loyal customers support us to grow, the more the Group can give.

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“As a company, our purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society and, together, we can help many good causes to continue their support for those who need it most in these difficult times.”

The 12 winning charities in Scotland are: SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, · Scottish Wildlife Trust, Mossburn Community Farm, Smalls for All, · Stirling4Community Farm, My Name’s Doddie Foundation, Accord hospice, · ME research UK, Perth Amateur Operatic Society, ACE IT Scotland SCIO, · Interfaith Glasgow, Stranraer Drama Club.