Scarborough project in line for top award

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STAFF from a well-being project working in deprived areas of Scarborough are appealing for public support for the National Lottery Awards.

The Yorkshire and Humber Altogether Better programme is one of only 10 projects out of a total of 800 to make it through to the semi-finals in the Best Health Project category of The National Lottery Awards.

The awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they recognise and celebrate the difference that Lottery-funded projects make to communities across the UK.

The winning project in each category will receive national recognition on an edition of BBC TV’s The One Show in early November and, in addition to the Lottery funding they have already received, will receive a £2,000 cash prize to spend on their project.

The Altogether Better programme has been nominated for Best Health Project. Voting for the finals is now open to the public and ends at midday on Monday 20 June 2011. To vote, people can call 0844 836 9700, or visit

www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk or www.altogetherbetter.org.uk