Paisley Daily Express

Nominate your community hero


Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge Shirley Ballas is offering people and projects from Renfrewshi­re the chance to waltz off with a National Lottery Award by getting their nomination­s in before the deadline on Monday.

The National Lottery Awards are the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery funded people and organisati­ons and they celebrate the inspiratio­nal individual­s and groups who do extraordin­ary things in their community, especially during these challengin­g times.

Organisers are looking to hear about those in Renfrewshi­re who are going the extra mile, doing amazing things, and inspiring others.

Anyone who has received National Lottery funding is eligible for nomination.

Winners in each category will receive a £3,000 cash prize for their organisati­on and a coveted National Lottery Awards trophy.

Shirley said:“The last 14 months have been extremely tough on us all.

“But as we hope for better days ahead, we are constantly astounded by the way people and projects responded to adversity with heroic yet simple acts of love, kindness and selflessne­ss that will be long remembered.

“I have been fortunate to witness how hard these local heroes work and how deserving they are of these awards and accolades.

“They should be celebrated and will only be celebrated if you put them forward – so please get nominating.”

Encompassi­ng all aspects of National Lottery good causes funding, the 2021 National Lottery Awards are seeking to recognise outstandin­g individual­s in the following sectors: Culture, arts and film, heritage, sport and community/charity.

There will be a special young hero award for someone under the age of 18 who has gone that extra mile in their organisati­on.

To make your nomination for this year’s National Lottery Awards, tweet @LottoGoodC­auses with your suggestion­s or complete an entry form through the website www. lotterygoo­ awards .

Entries must be received by midnight on Monday.

 ??  ?? Don’t miss the deadline Strictly judge Shirley Ballas is reminding people to nominate
Don’t miss the deadline Strictly judge Shirley Ballas is reminding people to nominate

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