Southport Reporter®

Edition No. 160

Date:- 24 July 2004

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HELP LIVERPOOL TOP A UK-WIDE POLL!

APPLICATIONS for the first ever National Lottery Helping Hand Awards are flooding in and the people of Liverpool are urged to nominate their favourite Lottery funded project before the end of the month deadline.

Nearly 300 of the UK's favourite Lottery funded projects have already been nominated by the public - time is running out to make sure that projects in the North West have the chance to top this UK-wide people's poll. 

The Helping Hand Awards are part of The National Lottery's 10th birthday celebrations, which mark the impact the Lottery has made to people's lives throughout the UK.

Over the last 10 years, National Lottery players have raised over £15billion for good causes, which has funded over 160,000 projects, the largest programme of civic regeneration since the 19th Century. 

In the North West alone over £1.5 billion in Lottery grants has been awarded and 33 projects have been put forward so far for these prestigious awards. But the company, despite an overwhelming amount of votes, is still urging the public for more votes on the most deserving project that from their community that affects people's lives across the Northwest.

Estelle Morris, Arts and Lottery Minister said:- "We are delighted with the response so far and look forward to hearing about more of the UK's favourites." 

The Awards winners will be unveiled at a special ceremony on National Lottery Day, Saturday 6 November,  10 years to the month of the first ever National Lottery draw. 

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