Good causes in chase for £5,000 windfall

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  Posted by: electime      3rd February 2023

A dozen good causes across the UK are in the hunt for a £5,000 top prize from Selco Builders Warehouse.

Leading builders merchant Selco has selected 12 finalists in its Community Heroes competition, which attracted nearly 2,000 entries.

All of the finalists have already won £500 worth of building materials to use on a project of their choice.

Now the good causes are vying for support in a public vote, which opened today (February 1) and closes at midnight on February 28.

The group with the most votes will win £5,000 and the runner-up will scoop £1,000.

To vote, visit:

People may vote for their favourite good cause once a day.

Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, added: “Our Community Heroes campaign has been hugely successful. We were inundated with a record-breaking number of applications from a host of good causes with outstanding credentials, so all the finalists have done extremely well to be shortlisted.

“They do excellent work in their communities and I’m sure the prize money will make a huge difference to whoever comes out on top.

“It’s a great privilege to be able to support good causes in the areas in which we operate.”

The 12 finalists are: Bury Veterans Hub, 13th Warrington East Scout Group, Coventry Foodbank, Downham Men’s Group, Educ8 / S.T.A.R.S, Haxby & Wigginton Youth & Community Association, North Bristol RFC, Punk Against Poverty CIC, Sirhowy Valley Hub, St John Ambulance Cymru, Up The Garden Bath CIC and Watford Mencap.

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock, Selco’s 74 UK branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

As well as offering trade services, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click & Deliver, a Click & Collect service and a new website.

For more information on Selco visit