Six Cheshire charities including The Joshua Tree have received £1,000 after being nominated by members of the public.

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.

Pippa Watson-Peck of The Joshua Tree said " the money donated will help us to continue to supports families affected by childhood cancer, a huge thanks to all of those who voted for the charity, we are overwhelmed by the continued public support in the local area".

More than 5,000 Cheshire residents nominated a cause close to their hearts, with 4,700 charitable causes in the area receiving votes.

The 120 winning charities across the UK were picked at random from those nominated.

Thanking supporters in Cheshire, Mark Hews, group chief executive of Benefact Group, said: “Charitable giving is at the heart of our business at the Benefact Group.

“We are delighted to be giving back to deserving charitable causes once more with our annual 12 days of giving campaign, part of our Movement for Good Awards.

“In these challenging times, we know that £1,000 can make a real difference and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will changes lives for the better and bring a positive start to 2023.