A Derry charity has reached the final for the National Lottery Awards 2010 and needs your help to have their good work recognised.
The Awards are the annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects. There are only three finalists in each of the seven categories, all of which have already received Lottery funding and the Awards celebrate how they have put that money to good use
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Access to Citizenship, Derry is competing for Best Health Project Award. The organisation works with young people with learning disabilities in the North West area, to enable them to play a full part in society. They offer further education options, advice and training to find employment, as well as personal and social development courses.
This year's National Lottery Awards are supported by actress Fay Ripley, who attended last year's Awards ceremony, which was broadcast on BBC One. She says: "Each year The National Lottery Awards recognise the incredible impact that Lottery-funded projects have on people and communities across the UK. Lottery players raise 25 million every week to support projects like these and they have all done so well to reach the final of The National Lottery Awards. Please take the time to show your support – every vote really does make a difference!"
The winners of each category will be announced during a star-studded Awards event, broadcast on BBC One in September, and this year will be held at London's Roundhouse theatre, which is Lottery funded.
Public voting for the final starts at 9am on 26 July and ends at midday on 13 August.
The public can vote for their favourite project by going online to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards