Acts 435 shortlisted in Nominet Internet Awards 2014 for ‘doing good online’
Posted on June 20th, 2014 at 8:26AM
The Office of the Archbishop of York sent out the following press release today:
www.acts435.org.uk, the Archbishop of York’s online giving charity, today announced the selection of Acts435 for the prestigious Nominet Internet Awards 2014 . From a strong list of entries, York-based, Acts 435 has made it through to the shortlist of 36 organisations and initiatives for the Awards.
Acts 435 is an innovative website which puts people who are in need in touch with those that can help. It is a very simple idea to help those facing practical difficulties. Every penny goes to the requests a donor chooses to support.
Jenny Herrera, Executive Director of Acts 435 says: “We are delighted to have been selected from such a strong set of entries and hope that as more people hear of Acts 435, it leads to many more people in poverty receiving the critical help they need at a difficult moment in their lives.”
A panel of experts, including Eben Upton, the Founder of Raspberry Pi and Chi Onwurah, MP & Shadow Cyber Security Minister, will select the winners at the awards ceremony on Thursday 3rd July 2014 at the London Film Museum.
The Nominet Internet Awards celebrate the achievements and innovation of organisations or individuals doing great work online for the benefit of their business, the wider economy, local communities or the UK’s internet users in general. The awards aim to showcase projects from UK businesses, charities, individuals and public and private sector organisations which help to make the internet a more secure, open, accessible and diverse experience for all. This year’s entries include a project to help mums gets to grips with technology, a virtual hospital for dementia sufferers, a price comparison site for the energy market and an interactive school guide for parents.
Eleanor Bradley, Chief Operating Officer at Nominet, says: “Every year it seems the internet becomes even more a part of our everyday lives, so it’s a great pleasure to see that the UK remains a source for so many fresh, ground-breaking online ideas. The efforts made by the shortlisted organisations to help make the internet a safer, more enjoyable or more productive place should be celebrated. We’re proud to recognise those who’ve helped make the internet a better place for us all, and hope their achievements inspire further innovation in the UK in the years ahead.”
The full shortlist is available at the Nominet Internet Awards website.
Last year’s winners included; Brightside Online Mentoring, a charity that helps young people access the education and career opportunities through online mentoring, and Oii My Size, a website and campaign that was developed by a group of young women to raise awareness of the dangers of sexting and sharing online content.
Acts 435 is an online giving charity which connects those who want to help with those in need by giving money to enable them to purchase a much-needed item such as a washing machine, school shoes or a bed. It operates through local churches and charities who meet with the applicants and then post their requests for help onto the www.acts435.org.uk website. For more information please contact Jenny Herrera, at email@example.com or on 0770 3453862
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