Derry’s last chance to cast those votes for both!

FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES... Caral Ni Chuilin, Minister for Culture and Arts, pictured with Rizal Brolly of Something Special. (261012JC3)
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES... Caral Ni Chuilin, Minister for Culture and Arts, pictured with Rizal Brolly of Something Special. (261012JC3)

This weekend is your last chance to vote for Achieving Something Special and Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum in the finals of the Big Lottery Good Causes Awards.

Thousands of people from Derry and the north west have already cast their votes in this prestigious award and both organisations have appealed for thousands more.

Over the past few weeks local schools, businesses, workplaces and shoppers have been canvassed for their support, which has been generously given. This weekend will witness the busiest period of the joint campaign yet, with staff and volunteers poised to canvass support at the Walled City Market and the Teenage Kicks Concert at Waterloo Place.

Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum have been nominated inthe Best Health Project category and Achieving Something Special have been nominated in the Best Arts Project category. The BBC have commissioned two short films on both projects which have been broadcast on prime time BBC.

Tony Doherty, General Manager of the Health Forum, said: “We are very pleased at the generosity and good will which has been expressed by thousands of people who have given us their support so far. It is still important that those who have not votes should do so over the weekend either by telephone or by Internet.”

You can vote for Achieving Something Special to win the best arts category by telephoning 08443869670 or by logging on to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards

To vote for the Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum in the finals call 0844 836 9702 or log on to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards, go to health category and vote Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum. Most importantly - vote for both!