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Welsh nominees for lottery awards need your help

Dear Editor,

Three projects from Wales have been named as finalists in the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards 2019 and they now need your readers’ support to help them win!

St Fagans National Museum of History, Llanrumney Phoenix Boxing Club and the Behind the Label project by Theatre Versus Oppression are the three projects flying the flag for Wales at this year’s Awards.

The 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards are the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. They celebrate the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding – on average National Lottery players raise around £30 million for good causes every week. This year is particularly special as it’s the National Lottery’s 25th Birthday!

St Fagans National Museum of History is Wales’ largest and most popular heritage attractions and is shortlisted in the Best Heritage Project category.Llanrumney Phoenix Amateur Boxing Club in Cardiff provides a safe space for children, young people and adults to use the gym, get fit and improve their mental well-being. They need your vote to be crowned the Best Sport project in the UK. The Behind the Label project run by the Theatre Versus Oppression charity is a creative project for people who have experienced homelessness and low self-esteem. They are competing to be named the Best Culture, Arts and Film Project in the UK.

The three projects from Wales are competing against 9 other projects from around the UK in their respective categories for the title of the National Lottery’s Best

They could be in with the chance of winning £10,000 and appearing in an awards ceremony screened on BBC One later in November.  Your readers could support them by casting a vote on www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards or by tweeting using their unique hashtags #NLAStFagans #NLALlanrumneyBoxing #NLABehindtheLabel . But please be quick!  Voting closes at midnight on 21 August.

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