FOUR good causes are hoping to reap the benefits from a special Community Fund Award. The groups which have been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank award are competing for the most votes and a cash injection of £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 and £500 respectively from the community-based scheme. Among those competing for votes is the Langrish-based Rosemary Foundation, which provides a vital and free hospice-at-home nursing service to adult patients suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses as they near the end of their life. A second nominee is Petersfield Cricket Club, which has been playing cricket in the town for more than 260 years. It is an integral part of the community and aims to promote and foster cricket for all ages in and around the town. Providing room for around 70 community groups to meet, Petersfield Community Association hopes to upgrade its toilets, improve disabled toilet facilities, and provide baby-changing facilities. And Holybourne Theatre needs an improved sound system to cope with larger productions to ensure more children can actively participate in every show. The award would help the theatre buy new equipment. For full story, see this week's Petersfield Herald.