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Small Charity Week competition winners announced

The winners of the Small Charity Week local fundraising licence competition have been announced.

Charitable organisations with an annual turnover under £1.5m were eligible to enter a prize draw to win one of nine community fundraising licences, as part of Small Charity Week (17–22 June).

And Small Charity Week has announced that MS-UK, Ydance, Karmic Angels, the Pirate Castle and Teens Unite Fighting Cancer have won the licenses and performers to attract the public to their fundraising pitch, which range from dancers, balloon artists and belly-dancers.

In addition to this, Creating Better Futures, Mencap Liverpool, Spark Inside and COCO have won licenses for shopping centres and train stations across the UK.

As part of their prize, each charity will receive a free JustTextGiving by Vodafone fundraising pack including a large personalised banner for each charity and balloons.

Samantha Harper, fundraiser for MS-UK said: “MS-UK is very excited about winning the chance to have a community stand and being part of Small Charity week. We are always looking to reach those who haven’t heard about us. That is why opportunities like this are so important.”

Pauline Broomhead, CEO of the FSI, the charity behind Small Charity Week, added: "Huge numbers of small charities rely on smaller donations and regular giving from individuals; without local support many may be forced to close.

“That is why we feel it is so important to offer small charities the opportunity to engage with their local community as part of Fundraising Day [21 June] – not only do we hope they will raise some funds on the day itself, we also hope this may lead to some new longer term connections with members of the public."

During Small Charity Week 2012 over 1,000 charities took part in various activities and initiatives.

This article was taken from Civil Society – http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/15325