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. lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/ awards .
Entries must be received by midnight on Monday.