Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger has congratulated domestic violence charity My Sister’s Place after it was announced that they had won the overall National Lottery Good Causes Award in their category.
The Middlesbrough-based charity had stiff competition from six other worthy causes across the country but won with over 6,000 votes to be crowned the nation’s favourite voluntary/charity project for 2013. The charity will receive £2000 and be featured on a BBC show.
Mr. Coppinger has spoken of his delight at the win after last month joining with My Sister’s Place and urging people across Teesside to vote, and using his social networking sites to further promote their bid.
He said: “I am thrilled that My Sister’s Place has been recognised on a national scale for the invaluable work that they do for women and their families in Cleveland.
“The recent stakeholder event that I hosted to tackle violence against women and girls was proof that the multi-agency work taking place in Cleveland is second to none and I will continue to fly the flag for the area.
“It’s so important that we do everything possible to attract funding to our great local causes by getting behind them and supporting them and I would like to thank everyone who voted.”
Posted on Tuesday 6th August 2013