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News: Customs House wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

The Customs House wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

The Customs House has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.

The South Shields art centre and charity is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.  Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. 13,695 charities were nominated by an amazing 253,879 members of the public.

Every penny of profit raised by visitors to The Customs House in Mill Dam goes back into the community; providing education projects, nurturing new creative talent and maintaining the Grade II listed building the theatre, cinema and restaurant is situated in.

Ray Spencer MBE
Customs House Executive Director Ray Spencer MBE is delighted so many supporters got on board to nominate and help secure the award.  He said: “Thank you Ecclesiastical in these dark days this is a real fillip to our work and will help us to give opportunity to even more young people to be the best that they can be!  Thank you to everyone who nominated The Customs House Charity for this award.”

Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said: “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards. Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”

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