Vote for Brighter Futures to become Swindon Town's Charity of the Year

Posted: July 6, 2015

Vote for Brighter Futures to become Swindon Town's Charity of the Year

Come on You Reds!

Swindon Town fans can show their support for Brighter Futures' Radiotherapy Appeal by voting for the charity to be the club's Charity of the Year.

The charity of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recently launched a £2.9m fundraising appeal to help bring radiotherapy treatment for local cancer patients to Swindon's Great Western Hospital (GWH).

How do I vote?

Fans can vote for Brighter Futures by using an iPhone device or an Android device to visit www.fanzaiapp.com/swindon . They should then download the Fanzai app by clicking the green 'sign up' button, follow the instructions and then scroll down the Swindon Town Fanzai page to 'like' the Brighter Futures-related post.

People have until Friday 10 July to vote.

Swindon Town will collate results and then contact the charity which has attracted the most 'likes' to inform them that they are its Charity of the Year. It would then organise a season-long series of co-ordinated fundraising events with the chosen charity.

Past support from the club for previous Charity of the Year winners has included collections at home games from fans; player and management appearances at charity occasions and donations of signed shirts for raffles.

Get behind Brighter Futures

Jennifer Green, Head of Fundraising for Brighter Futures, said: "It's fantastic news that Brighter Futures has been nominated to be Swindon Town s Charity of the Year - I really hope that the team's fantastic fan base selects us to be the club's chosen charity.

"There is a real buzz around Swindon since our Radiotherapy Appeal to bring cancer treatment to the town was launched and I'm so grateful for the wonderful support we have already received.

"Come on You Reds! I'm now asking fans to get behind us again by going to Swindon Town's website and voting for us.

"Our vision to have radiotherapy treatment available for local people at the Great Western Hospital really will improve many people's lives and we'd love to have the backing of our local football team's fans."

Take a selfie

Brighter Futures' Radiotherapy Appeal would equip a dedicated unit at GWH with two linear accelerators - equipment which can deliver vital life-saving treatment to local cancer patients.

Presently many people have to travel daily to Oxford's Churchill Hospital for such treatment for up to six weeks at a time, a round-trip of about 70 miles from Swindon.

The new unit, subject to final approval, would be built and then staffed by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Selfie-takers can still show their support for the Radiotherapy Appeal by posting photographs with themselves with a clock or watch on Facebook and Twitter with #TheTimeIsNow.

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