Anderson urges Derry to back Destined

Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has called on local people to help local charity Destined win a National Lottery award.


Ms Anderson gave her support to Destined's 'Access to Citizenship' project in its bid to win the prestigious Lottery award.

The project, which helps adults with learning difficulties, is one of seven projects in line for the prize and lines are currently open to vote for the local entry.

Ms Anderson said; "I have met with the members, volunteers and staff of Destined on a number of occasions and had the privilege of recently attending their AGM along with the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. I have been extremely impressed with what they are doing and empowering people with disabilities.

"It very easy to vote on their web site or call 0844 686 1992 and I would urge people in Derry and Donegal to get behind this bid.

"The semi-final round of public voting runs from 1-18 June. Three projects in each category with the most votes will progress to the final round of public voting, which will run from 26 July-13 August," she said.

The winning projects in each of the seven categories will receive recognition on a BBC1 TV show later this year and, in addition to the Lottery funding they have already been awarded, they will receive a 2,000 cash prize to spend on their project.