Mark Reckless MP is calling on the residents of Rochester and Strood to help choose the local charity he will endorse as his constituency charity nomination in this year’s Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards.
The CSJ Awards celebrate and give a £10,000 prize to local organisations that are successfully transforming the lives of people and families trapped in poverty. Previous winning ‘poverty fighters’ have been involved in youth work, addiction recovery, alternative education, elder care, and many other ventures.
Members of the public are asked to nominate their chosen charity by using the form below. Mark will then choose one charity from all submitted to be put forward as his constituency nomination.
Speaking of the awards, Mark said:
“The Centre for Social Justice Awards do a superb job in recognising and rewarding effective poverty-fighting groups across the UK. I hope the residents in Rochester and Strood will help me to decide on the charity I will nominate for this year’s award.
There are many, many people across our constituency who work tirelessly and selflessly to help others who are less fortunate or just need a helping hand, and I think these awards are a fantastic way of recognising their hard work. Charities are the heart and soul of the Big Society so I welcome the opportunity to give something back.
Medway has a lower average income than many other areas of Kent, and we do have pockets of deprivation in this constituency. Many people find themselves trapped by their circumstances through no fault of their own, and it is important that we support those people wishing to lift themselves out poverty who may need a helping hand.
The Centre for Social Justice’s aim is to put social justice at the heart of British politics, and to see a reversal of social breakdown in the UK. I wholeheartedly support my colleague Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith and the CSJ in their efforts and hope the residents of Rochester and Strood will join me in highlighting the crucial work done by charities in our constituency.”
To nominate a local charity, please use the form below stating why you feel this charity is worthy of nomination. The deadline for nominations to Mark is 21st January 2011.
To find out more about the CSJ Awards 2011 or to make your own nomination – Click Here