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In February, ingenie wanted to do something a little different from the usual theme of candle-lit dinners, red hearts and chocolates. Instead we thought we'd try and make a difference to the people we love (that's you guys) to help you help the people you love (your friends and family). A love chain, if you will.

We asked our ingenie drivers to nominate someone they know - or themselves - who is doing something incredible for charity, so we could donate a share of £500 to as many fantastic causes as we could.

As it turns out...there's a lot of real life hero's out there who deserve a huge amount of recognition for all the work they're doing to help others. Here's the one's that pulled on our heart strings.

ingenie's chosen charities

  • G.S fitness runners - nominated by Hannah Woods
  • Running London's Landmark Half Marathon for Epilepsy Action.

  • Crohn's and Colitis UK - nominated by Samantha Peaty
  • Working with people in the UK who suffer with lifelong bowel diseases and helping spread awareness of these conditions.

  • The John Bury Trust - nominated by Tilly Sturgess
  • A charity that encourages young people to challenge themselves, reach their potential and aspire to be the best they can be.

  • Step by step - nominated by SCS Marketing and PR
  • A charity who help prevent homelessness in young people and offer specialist support services.

  • Team Sands London Marathon - nominated by Catherine Harries
  • Offering amazing support for families affected by stillbirth and neonatal death.

  • Tegan's Memory Walk - nominated by Tegan Davies
  • Walking together to raise as much money as possible for Alzheimer's Society.

  • Prostate Cancer UK - nominated by Emma Rooms
  • A 26-day run attempt from John O'Groats to Lands End to help end men's prostate cancer.

  • Cancer Research UK, Race for Life - nominated by Alex Chubb
  • A tough, muddy, race for life raising money for Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work.

  • MS Society - nominated by Sharon Ann Evans
  • A research and support charity helping those living with multiple sclerosis.

  • Hannah's Memory Walk - nominated by Hannah May Smith
  • To raise as much money as possible to help anyone affected by dementia.

  • Care for Calais - nominated by Sophie Negus
  • Helping refugees in humanitarian crisis, providing them with warm clothing and waterproof footwear.

  • Cardiac Risk in the Young - nominated by Barbara Barlow
  • Preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research.

  • Bristol Animal Rescue Centre - nominated by Amanda Tanner
  • Helping, healing and homing thousands of vulnerable rescue animals every year.

  • The White Chapel Centre - nominated by Engage Driving
  • Working with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation.

  • Cancer Research Boxing Match - nominated by Crystal Anne
  • A charity round in the ring to raise money for those battling or affected by cancer.

  • Chemo Hero- nominated by Holly Jessica
  • Boxes filled with kindness that are given to patients on their first chemotherapy treatment at North Devon District Hospital.

  • Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund - nominated by Lauren Houghton
  • Dedicated to research, early diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

  • Incredible Kids - nominated by Harri Dean
  • Play and support for families with young people with additional needs.

  • Our Pride, Wigan - nominated by Martyn Greaves
  • A parent-lead support group for families with additional needs.

  • Mind, mental health - nominated by Shona Roberts
  • An 80 mile Hadrian's Wall Walk raising money to change the future of mental health.

    Thank you to everyone who got in touch with us about the work all of these fantastic charities are doing and the incredible people behind them. Life can be pretty tough sometimes and often just showing a little bit of kindess and support is enough to make a huge difference.

    Thinking of giving a bit of kindess? Just click on any of the charities above to see how you can get involved.

    Katey Gregory

    By Katey Gregory

    Katey Joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of all things social and content. She passed her driving test in 2015 and her first car is a Toyota Yaris T3 named Tyrone.