YMCA Taunton is calling on supporters to get behind its bid to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

The specialist insurer will be giving 120 different charities an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation, with 10 winners announced each weekday from December 5 to 20.

Nominations are open until December 19 and you can vote for YMCA Taunton at ecclesiastical.com/12days

Winners will be drawn at random and the more times YMCA Taunton is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

If won, the £1,000 would be used to provide events and activities throughout the year combatting loneliness and isolation among young people, wider generations and those who are vulnerable and with additional needs.

YMCA Taunton is encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to ask people to vote for them to give the charity the best possible chance of winning.

Clare Langley, general manager of YMCA Taunton said: "Our staff and volunteers are passionate about the work we do.

"We provide support across all generations with a clear focus on transforming communities, so that children and young people in particular can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

"That’s a tough ask in today’s economic environment and we fight for every penny. Please vote for us to win £1,000."

Mark Hews, group chief executive of Ecclesiastical, said: “As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.

"Our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign will help charities change lives for the better and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.

"We’re encouraging everyone to nominate a cause close to their hearts this Christmas to be in for a chance to win a festive financial boost."