Three charities are hoping to receive £500 after being shortlisted in the latest round of D.W. Nye’s Proud to be Local campaign.

The Kingsfold-based builders’ merchant is calling on the public to vote for the most worthy winner out of the three causes:

Jigsaw School, Dunsfold: an independent day school for children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder. The school hopes to spend the funds on a number of vital projects, including the much needed redevelopment of its early years playground.

Heads On - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: a charity that helps people with mental health problems to feel supported, stay active and be more involved in their communities. It would like to use the money to fund a gardening projects to help those they support to grow their own fruit and vegetables to use in the hospital kitchen at Langley Green Hospital and during cookery classes.

2nd Horsham Scout Group: this group helps more than 100 young people aged 6-18 enjoy fun and adventures every week while developing the skills they need to succeed. It would use the funds to improve its HQ in Swindon Road and fulfil its dream of a good acoustic noise reduction solution. This includes installing acoustic panels in its Scout Hut to reduce noise amplification and echo so that young people can enjoy their activities without struggling to hear each other.

Rex Nye, D.W. Nye’s Managing Director, said: “We’ve had a phenomenal response to our Proud to be Local campaign this year and some absolutely fantastic nominations for worthy causes.

“It has been a real honour to assist them in raising awareness and I am looking forward to finding out who our winner of the public vote will be this time round.”

Votes can be cast in three ways - either by visiting D.W. Nye’s depot in Kingsfold along the A24 and posting a token in the relevant voting box, clicking the chosen group on the poll that will be pinned to the top of D.W. Nye’s Facebook page, or by emailing and putting the name of the group being voted for in the subject line (only one email vote per address will be counted).

Voting will close at midnight on Wednesday 12 December.