EIGHT charities based in West Yorkshire have received a £1,000 Christmas gift thanks to the Benefact Group.

The charities were nominated to win a share of £120,000 by members of the public as part of the Benefact Group’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Staying Put, a domestic abuse and sexual violence charity based in the Bradford area, and Cleckheaton Foodbank, a food bank set up by Cleckheaton Churches Together, are among the local charities set to benefit from the money following overwhelming public support in the area.

Over 15,500 votes for charities were cast by West Yorkshire residents.

Thanking supporters in West Yorkshire, Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said: “We are thrilled to be giving £120,000 to 120 fantastic charitable causes across the country and I’d like to thank every single West Yorkshire resident that took the time to nominate a charity close to their hearts.

“We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”

The full list of the 120 charity winners, which also included The Courthouse Project (Otley) Limited based at Otley, is available to view online at movementforgood.com/12days