Last push for We Were Brothers

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The Derry voting public are being urged to vote, vote and vote again this weekend as the team behind ‘We Were Brothers’ make one last push to secure first place in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.

According to Derry author and journalist Felicity McCall, who has masterminded the project - based on our shared history during World War I, the local project is still very much in the running for first place.

Speaking this week Felicity said: “Clearly the Lottery team are limited in what they can disclose but both we Were Brothers and Hands that Talk must be heartened by the confirmation that we are both one of the top two projects in our respective groups, and have opened up a significant lead over the third placed finalist.”

Now she said it was time to rally support of friends and colleagues to bring the title of Best Heritage Project back to Derry and also to support Dungiven group ‘Hands that Talk’ in the Charity section of the awards.

“Your votes have got us this far- and on Friday we’re going for one last, big initiative before the poll closes at noon on Monday ,” Felicity said.

As the weekend kicks in ‘We Were Brothers’ will be going all out to win your vote.

Felicity said: “Join us at the Richmond centre Level 3 from 1-9pm on Friday; at Little Acorns in Bedlam from 5.30 for Culture Night; on Mark Patterson’s show on Radio Foyle before 2pm.

“And, please, vote, and vote again- ask friends, colleagues, family- could you get ten votes? Fifty? More? Every one counts in bringing home the title to the North West- in the spirit of reconciliation which inspired the project.”

To vote you can go online to or phone 0844 836 9717 at a cost of no more than 5p from a BT Landline.