The Fed has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.

One of 500 winners in insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, the insurance specialists are giving £1million to charities this summer.

The money will support the charity’s crucial work in caring for some of the most vulnerable people across the Manchester Jewish community.

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. 13,695 charities were nominated by an amazing 253,879 members of the public.

Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Raphi Bloom, was delighted with the results of the public vote.

“We are thrilled to see – through receipt of this donation – that the community views us as an essential resource, somewhere to turn to when they need help. From babies and young families in the community, through to centenarians living at Heathlands Village, The Fed exists to offer the crucial support and social care that people can require at every stage of their lives.

“The money we will receive from Ecclesiastical will help us with a variety of services and ensure that no-one who needs us is turned away.”

Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said:  “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards. Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers.

“As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. 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.”