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Mountbatten A Finalist In World’s Biggest Charity Film Campaign

A film sharing the stories of people supported by local charity Mountbatten Isle of Wight has been shortlisted to win two prestigious awards.

The Smiley Charity Film Awards – dubbed the Oscars of charity film – is the world’s biggest campaign to promote cause-based films.

Made with Isle of Wight-based NOSY Creative Agency, the film ‘Your Mountbatten Stories’ is shortlisted to win an award in the long-form category for organisations with over £10 million turnover and a People’s Choice award decided by a public vote.

Mountbatten Chief Executive, Nigel Hartley, said:

“Being selected as finalists is a real coup for Mountbatten’s team, showcasing our work on an international stage.

“Your Mountbatten Stories is an incredibly moving film and shows just how important Mountbatten is to the people we support.

"Mountbatten’s work really matters, and the film, sharing the stories of Chris, Stuart, Cherie, Amanda, Donna, and Ray, reflects this beautifully.

Chris Browning, who features in the ten-minute film, said:

“Mountbatten means care, compassion, sensitivity, respect, and love.

Because they really love what they do, the doctors, nurses, and volunteers."

The film is up against national charities, including Parkinson's UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK, RSPB, Mind, and other causes.

A panel of high-profile and influential people from the worlds of fundraising, politics, business, entertainment, and media will judge the long-form category and decide on a winner.

In the meantime, the public can vote for Mountbatten’s film to win the People’s Choice award via mountbatten.org.uk/vote-for-our-film

Voting is open until 12 March.

Last year, Mountbatten’s film, ‘Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime’, also made with NOSY Creative Agency, won a bronze award in the People’s Choice category.

Nigel encouraged people to get behind their local hospice and go for gold this year.

“By voting and sharing, more people will see the work we do to care for patients and families and be inspired to support us.

“Our funding will be down by £350,000 in April this year due to potentially no uplift from the NHS for the services they commission us to provide.

“Please help our film win a gold award this year and continue supporting Mountbatten in any way you can so we will still be here for you and your loved ones when you need us. Thank you.”

The winners will be announced at a red-carpet ceremony at the iconic ODEON Luxe cinema in Leicester Square, London, on 20 March.

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