A COMMUNITY group is desperately searching for votes to be in with a chance of getting thousands of pounds.

Carers Choices, Benfleet, is in line to receive up to £3,000 of grant funding from Lloyds Bank Community Grant Programme.

The scheme allows residents to vote for which scheme they think is most deserving, by texting their support. The winner is the group with the most votes.

Carers Choices is already in line to win £500 after securing enough votes to be the final four groups. They now need more votes to make sure they come top.

Angela Allum, fundraising manager, said: “Please help us to gain votes. The more votes we receive, the bigger the prize.”

Carers Choices is a local charity which supports carers and the people they look after by working to improve their quality of life.

It has been running for 30 years. To find out more or to vote, go to communityfund.lloyds bank.com Voting takes place until October 10.