Charity call from MP

Michael Dugher MP
Michael Dugher MP

Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, is calling for constituents to get involved with’s latest Great British Switch campaign.

This provides the chance to nominate a local charity to be awarded a £50,000 donation. The funds will be offered in recognition of a cause which brings local people and communities together.

From August 26 any regional registered charity from England, Scotland and Wales, can be nominated for the award. Members of the public, and charities, are invited to submit their nomination by tweeting the name of their favoured charity, and why they should win the award, using the #greatbritishswitch hashtag. Nominations can also be made by visiting

Nominations close at midday on Tuesday September 2, at which point a panel of judges will select six charities to be revealed on September 9. The public will then be able to show support for any one of the six charities during the Great British Switch, whilst getting a quote to see how much could be saved on home insurance.

Mr Dugher said: “I’m calling on all constituents to take part in the #greatbritishswitch, a campaign which brings local charities across Barnsley East into the limelight. The good work that local charities do in making our neighbourhoods stronger deserves to be recognised and I very much welcome this initiative which could help bring more funding”.

The Great British Switch is open to all UK residents and is a cost-free opportunity to see if participants can make savings by changing their home insurance provider as a part of the Great British Switch. However, there is no obligation to change providers in order to support a particular charity.

The charity with the most support at the end of the weekend will be awarded the £50,000 donation.