By encouraging the public to vote, Cornwall Hospice Care has a chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

Mark Buffey-Corrigan, Trusts and Grants Officer, commented:

“We are very pleased and honoured to be nominated as a finalist for The Lloyds Community Fund Award, given there are so many worthy causes locally. We are very dependent on local people to keep on supporting us year on year.

“Without this support we could not maintain and develop all care services for over 1,000 patients and their families each year,”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to up to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

There are four good causes shortlisted in each community and Lloyds Bank is inviting everyone to vote for the causes they’d most like to support.

Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds bank from 2 September to 10 October 2014. The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.

You can find out more about the Community Fund and Cornwall Hospice Care and cast your vote by visiting the Lloyds Bank Community Fund website at: www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund.