Four projects from Wales have been named finalists in The National Lottery Project of the Year category in the 2021 National Lottery Awards and need your readers’ support to help them win.
The National Lottery Awards are the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded people and projects. They celebrate the inspirational individuals and organisations who do extraordinary things with the more than £30 million pounds raised by National Lottery players for good causes.
The Green Valley Conservation and Heritage Project in Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Flintshire and Wrexham based North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Rugby League & Disability Sports Club, Cardiff’ Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival and the South East Wales based Wastesavers charity and social enterprise, beat off stiff competition from more than 1500 entries to reach the public voting stage.
With National Lottery funding, the Green Valley Conservation and Heritage project in Abercynon is helping people from the former mining village to improve their employability skills and wellbeing through gardening and by connecting them with nature. The North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Rugby League & Disability Sports Club is making rugby league accessible to everyone in North Wales and the surrounding areas. The Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival has opened LGBT+ themes to more audiences and established Cardiff and Wales as a hot destination on the film festival map. And the Wastesavers social enterprise and charity based in South East Wales have been providing second-hand IT devices for those experiencing digital poverty during the pandemic.
They are among 17 projects from around the UK competing for the title of the National Lottery’s Project of the Year.
They could be in with the chance of winning £3,000 and an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy. They would be delighted if people could support them by casting a vote on www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards or by tweeting using their unique hashtag . . .
Green Valley Conservation and Heritage Project – #NLAGreenValley
North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Rugby League & Disability Sports Club – #NLACrusaders
Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival – #NLAIris
Wastesavers Reuse Centre – #NLAWastesavers
But please be quick! Voting closes at 5pm on Monday 4 October.
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