Every year, Ashtons is actively involved in numerous events and supports several local charities - and the estate agents is fundraising to reach its target of £10,000 which it will donate to charities within the local community.
The company wants to make this year's campaign bigger and better to support charities that have experienced a difficult time during the pandemic.
Ashtons wants the public to help decide which local charities in Hertfordshire deserve a little extra support this year.
A shortlist of 20 local charities has been compiled from nominations received by the public, and the charities on this year’s shortlist are:
> Hector’s House> The Pepper Foundation> Age UK Dacorum> The Hospice of St Francis> The Ataxia Telangiectasia Society > Earthworks> Herts Welcomes Refugees> Carers in Hertfordshire> Potential Kids> Redbourn Community Group> Herts Vision Loss> The Hygiene Bank> JOCA> Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline> Appledown Rescue Kennels> Jubilee House Care Trust> Isabel Hospice
An online poll will be open for the public to vote for their favourite charity on Friday, January 14, at www.lifesgreatcauses.co.uk. The poll will run until Friday, February 4, when the winning three charities will be announced.
How will the money be distributed?
Rather than just one charity receiving £10,000, Ashtons will distribute the funds 50 per cent, 30 per cent and 20 per cent to the top three charities as voted for via the online poll.