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September 18, 2012
Voting has begun for the annual National Lottery awards which recognise the positive impact lottery Good Causes have throughout the country. National Lottery players raise over £30m for Good Causes every week including sport.
This year two Sport England funded projects, Longridge Activity Centre and Back to Netball, have been shortlisted in the Best Sport Project category.
Longridge Activity Centre is an innovative outdoor activity centre, enjoyed by people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. The project has received over £1.2million in funding from Sport England to transform an old dilapidated Scout Camp site into a fantastic new facility which includes a new indoor training facility and changing rooms allowing the project to operate all year. Lottery money was also spent on new Dragon Boats and launches for the Men’s GB Team and the Women’s GB Team. Watch the video to see what Longridge does.
Back to Netball encourages women of all ages to take up sport across England and rediscover their love of netball. The emphasis of these sessions is on learning new skills and having fun playing Netball with friends. Watch the video to discover more.
Also in their category is ‘Wheels for Wellbeing’ a charity based in Brixton that promotes disability cycling across South London.
The winning project, which will be decided by public vote will be celebrated at a special star-studded BBC One Show later in the year and will receive a £2,000 cash prize to spend on their project.
Voting for the final starts on 9am on Tuesday 11 September and ends midnight on Sunday 28 October. To vote for your favourite project log on to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards