Active Newcastle calls for Local Support this Friday

01Sep11

Active Newcastle calls for Local Support this Friday

 

A local organisation, Active Newcastle, has beaten over 850 entrants across the country to make it to the finals of the National Lottery Awards and is urging people to vote for them to win the title of the UK’s Best Sport Project when the Final round of voting opens in The National Lottery Awards 2011 this Friday 2 September.

Active Newcastle runs a programme that aims to get people of all ages involved in physical activity in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With information about local running groups, Zumba classes, football clubs, boxercise, fencing and more the project’s website is a great source of inspiration and encouragement for local people who want to try something new or get back into exercising. There are sections dedicated to the Over 50’s, to the Under 18’s, to people with a disability and even a section on women only activities.

With a particular focus on removing barriers to participation for disadvantaged communities the project encourages people to get involved with sporting activities they might never have tried before.

Su Cumming of Active Newcastle says: “We are absolutely delighted to have made it to the final of The National Lottery Awards. It’s great to have the opportunity to show everyone who has ever played the Lottery the real difference their money has made to our project.  We hope that the local community will now vote for us to win so that our staff, volunteers and everyone involved in the project receive the recognition they deserve.”

There are seven categories in the Awards, which reflect the main areas of Lottery funding: arts, sport, heritage, voluntary/charity, environment, health (in association with iVillage.co.uk) and education (in association with Best magazine).

There will be one winner in each category which will receive national recognition at a star-studded event later this year, broadcast on BBC 1, as well as a £2,000 cash prize to spend on their project.

Public voting for the Final starts at 9am on 2 September and ends at midday on 26 September. The public can vote for Active Newcastle by calling 0844 836 9723 or going online to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards

Table Tennis with Active Newcastle

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