Lotto money for good causes

GOOD causes in Wyre Forest scooped more than £1.1 million of National Lottery funding in 2012.

Twenty four grants were awarded across the district, giving a vital cash boost to arts, sport and heritage projects and community groups helping the area’s most vulnerable people.

A total of £31,148 went to St George's Social Club to install a new door for easier access for disabled people, while Kidderminster Tennis Club received £46,000 to install floodlights and improve the clubhouse.

The 7th Kidderminster Scout Group was given a £4,760 cash boost to replace broken toilets and fit disabled accessible facilities in their scout hut.

These projects, and other organisations which have received lottery funding in the last 18 years, can now enter the National Lottery Awards 2013.

John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s awards show, said: “The National Lottery raises £30 million a week for good causes and the awards are a great way of celebrating the life changing difference these projects make to communities.

“National Lottery players in Kidderminster should be proud of the difference they are making to people in the area.”

The National Lottery Awards recognise the unsung heroes, dedicated workers and selfless volunteers making use of lottery funding.

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