HEREFORDSHIRE people are being given the opportunity to nominate a local charity to receive £120,000.

Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical is inviting Herefordshire residents to nominate a registered charity close to their hearts to benefit from this festive financial boost.

This is a part of its annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Ten lucky winners will be announced each weekday from December 6 to December 21.

Winners will be drawn at random and the more times a charity is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

Ecclesiastical is encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to ask people to vote for their favourite cause to give them the best possible chance of winning.

Mark Hews, group chief executive officer of Ecclesiastical, said: "As a commercial company with a charitable purpose, giving back is at the heart of our business.

"Our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign has supported hundreds of charities over the past four years and I'm delighted that we will once again help charities change lives for the better.

"We know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference. We're encouraging everyone to nominate a cause close to their hearts this Christmas to be in for a chance to win a festive financial boost."

Nominations are open until December 20, and you can vote for your favourite charity at