After being nominated by one of our members, PAB has been shortlisted to receive a Lloyds Bank Community Fund grant! PAB is now competing against 3 other charities in a public vote throughout September and October to decide who should be awarded the funds. The grant would allow PAB to provide information packs to people who are newly diagnosed with sight loss, providing support, information, and guidance to local blind and partially sighted people and their families.

PAB needs your help to spread the word!

Please spread the word to friends and family and ask them to vote for the PAB (you do not need to live in Peterborough so anyone can vote!) If you are a Facebook user, please click here to visit our profile page and on the right side click ‘Share on Facebook’ and add a short message to your friends asking them to vote such as “This is the charity I support – to help them receive a Lloyds grant, please can you all vote for them? Just go to the page and click ‘vote now’ to vote via email, Twitter and text. Can you also share this post too and ask your friends to help me vote too? Thanks! add your name here”

Different ways to vote

There are 4 different ways you can vote and you can use each method once – that means each person can have up to 4 votes, so please spread the word about our charity and let people know how they can support us by casting their vote:

Website: Click here to visit our profile page on the Community Fund website. On this page you can vote for the PAB. Simply enter your first and last name and email address. You will then be sent an email from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund with a link which you must click on to confirm your vote. If you don’t click the link, the vote won’t be counted!

Text: You can text VOTE PRH to 61119 (be sure to leave a space between VOTE and PRH). Voting is open now and closes at 23:59 hours on Friday 10th October 2014. Votes by SMS text will be charged at your mobile network operator’s standard message rate. There will be no additional charge from Lloyds Bank for an SMS text vote.

Twitter: Tweet #COMMFUND PRH to vote via twitter (be sure to leave a space between #COMMFUND and PRH). Alternatively, to auto populate a tweet that your followers can retweet to cast their vote too, click here to visit the Community Fund Website and click on the large orange “Vote for us” button and then click the ‘Vote by tweet’ button. Make sure you ask your followers to re-tweet it and that they ask their followers too!

Lloyds Branch: You can cast your vote in one of the 3 Lloyds branches in Peterborough (Bretton, Old Fletton or Westgate) during branch open hours. Ask for a voting token at the branch counter or enquiry desk and drop the token into the PAB voting box. You do not need to be a customer of any of the Lloyds Banking Group companies in order to vote.

When is voting open?

Lloyds bank Community Fund 2014 public vote opens at 09:00 hours on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 and ends at 23:59 hours on Friday 10th October 2014. One vote only per email address, Twitter account, mobile number or branch visit. For more information search

Who can vote?

PAB supporters, Lloyds customers and the wider public will be invited to vote in Community Fund 2014. A voter does not need to be a customer of any of the Lloyds Banking Group companies.

  • To vote online, a voter must have a valid email address and be able to access the internet
  • To vote by SMS, a voter must have a valid mobile phone number
  • To vote by Twitter, a voter must have a valid Twitter account
  • To vote in a participating Lloyds Bank branch, a voter should visit a branch and approach a member of staff to ask for a voting token.

About the Lloyds Bank Community Fund

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England Wales, 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.

“We believe in helping the communities we’re part of to thrive. That’s why our community fund provides grants to support local good causes across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. In 2014, our community fund will see over 1,400 good causes receive an award of £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 or £500.”

For more information, please click here to visit the Lloyds Community Fund website.


Thank you for your support!

PAB team