A SUCCESSFUL appeal by our sister papers in the Black Country is in line for a major national industry award but we need your votes to scoop top spot.

The News Group's Big Push appeal raised £30,000 to pay for 50 new wheelchairs at Russells Hall hospital and it has been nominated for the Making a Difference award as part of Local Newspaper week, which runs from May 14 until Sunday May 20.

The winner will be chosen by members of the public during an online vote which has gone live today, polls stay open until 5pm on Wednesday (May 16).

The award will be presented by News Media Association chairman David Dinsmore at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards on Friday May 18.

You can show your backing for everyone who supported this good cause by voting for the appeal.

To cast your vote visit the web page here and click the 'VOTE' button.

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