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North West project in the running for National Lottery Award


A Warrington project is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards - the search for the UKs favourite ever National Lottery-funded projects.

North West project in the running for National Lottery Award


"Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub is a facility that is bringing huge health and wellbeing benefits to local people already, and will continue to do so for many years to come. "
Emma Hutchinson, Managing Director at LiveWire



A Warrington project is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards - the search for the UK’s favourite ever National Lottery-funded projects.  

The Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub is competing in the ‘Best Sport Project’ category.  They beat off stiff competition from more than 700 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards, which celebrate the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding.

The project with the most votes will be crowned the winner and receive a £10,000 cash prize, an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy and attend a star-studded glittering awards ceremony to be broadcast on BBC One in November.

The Great Sankey Neighbourhood is a longstanding leisure centre that has been reformed thanks to funding from the National Lottery. The 40-year-old community facility is the first UK dementia-friendly hub, boasting a library, fitness suite, sports hall, and Garden Spa.

Emma Hutchinson, Managing Director at LiveWire, said: “We are very delighted to learn that The Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Sport category in the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards.

National Lottery funding played a key role in the redevelopment of Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub, a facility that is bringing huge health and wellbeing benefits to local people already, and will continue to do so for many years to come. We hope the public will vote for Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub as it would mean so much to us, and those who use Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub, to receive this award.”

Jonathan Tuchner, from the National Lottery, added: “It’s thanks to National Lottery players, who raise more than £30 million each week for good causes, that brilliant projects like those in the finals of the National Lottery Awards are possible. 

“The Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub is doing an incredible job in its local community and the work they do is hugely impressive. They thoroughly deserve to be in the finals of the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards and with your support they could be a winner.”

To vote go to lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards.  You can also follow the campaign on Twitter: hashtag #NLAwards. Voting runs from 9am on 24 July until midnight on 21 August.  

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