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From breast cancer charity projects to schools and athlete of the year Duncan Scott, meet winners of The National Lottery Awards

From breast cancer charity projects to schools and athlete of the year Duncan Scott, meet winners of The National Lottery Awards

SOPRANO Katherine Jenkins has been singing the praises of the National Lottery for altering the lives of tens of millions.

Each time you purchase a lottery ticket you’re serving to inspirational individuals do fantastic issues for his or her communities.

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Singer Katherine Jenkins praises the National Lottery for altering the lives of hundreds of thousands and funding projects for college youngsters

Every week, National Lottery gamers increase £30million for good causes — a complete of £38BILLION since 1994, to over 535,000 group projects. Final year, £1.3billion went to 17,048 charitable organisations.

The annual National Lottery Awards have fun these projects — and this year’s ceremony, hosted by Strictly Come Dancing 2016 winner Ore Oduba, is broadcast on BBC1 on Wednesday night time.

Olympic swim ace Rebecca Adlington, and Capital Radio DJs Roman Kemp and Vick Hope — now starring on Strictly — have been amongst the star visitors and presenters and Solar readers joined the hundreds voting for the profitable projects, which every obtain £5,000 in prize cash.

Katherine Jenkins went to Cardiff to hand over a National Lottery award to pupils at Thornhill Main.

 Winning Thornhill Primary pupils celebrate with Katherine Jenkins after performing emotional tribute to Armed Forces heroes

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Profitable Thornhill Main pupils rejoice with Katherine Jenkins after performing emotional tribute to Armed Forces heroes

Britain’s Acquired Expertise winner Richard Jones and singer Katherine Jenkins star in Operation Magic

The youngsters wrote a musical to rejoice the 100th anniversary of the finish of World Struggle One and inspired older individuals to go to the faculty to see the 30-minute present, Armistice Cantata. The pupils teamed up with the Goldies charity — backed by Sir Cliff Richard, with 160 daytime singalong periods in England and Wales for older individuals who reside in isolation — to encourage different main schools to open their doorways to the aged.

Thanks to Armistice Cantata, 7,000 youngsters and 800 older individuals will profit from this challenge, which acquired £10,000 in National Lottery backing.

 Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba poses with Armistice Cantata, the winners of this year's Education Award

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Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba poses with Armistice Cantata, the winners of this year’s Schooling Award

Saying that that they had been voted National Lottery’s Greatest Schooling undertaking, Katherine stated: “Seeing previous and younger individuals come collectively like that is implausible. The youngsters have been superb. They have been singing from the backside of their hearts. I beloved it.

“I’m also passionate about supporting our Armed Forces and that is why Armistice Cantata is so important. It brings history to the forefront and starts conversations about World War One.”

Thornhill Main music instructor Claire Holcombe added: “The children have been so enthusiastic. I’m absolutely ecstatic they have won this award.”

 Actor Michael Sheen joins celebrities on the red carpet for The National Lottery Awards 2018

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Actor Michael Sheen joins celebrities on the purple carpet for The National Lottery Awards 2018

 Jahmene Douglas, X Factor star, strikes a pose in white jeans and blazer ahead of the ceremony

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Jahmene Douglas, X Issue star, strikes a pose in white denims and blazer forward of the ceremony

 Actor David Morrissey wows on the red carpet

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Actor David Morrissey wows on the purple carpet

For the first time in the 15 years of the National Lottery Awards, there’s a prize for Athlete of the Year.

Almost 5,000 sports activities stars have had lottery backing and, since the National Lottery started funding UK sport, British athletes have gained 860 medals. Discover out who’s the first-ever winner of National Lottery Athlete of the Year in our protection.

National Lottery outcomes for Saturday 22nd September 2018

Particular Achievement — Fiona Coldron

 EastEnders star Lisa Faulkner presents award to heroic Fiona and her daughter Francesca for their charity work

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EastEnders star Lisa Faulkner presents award to heroic Fiona and her daughter Francesca for his or her charity work

EastEnders star Lisa Faulkner is aware of simply why the National Lottery judges selected mum Fiona Coldron for this year’s Particular Achievement Award.

Fiona has incurable cancer however it has not stopped her founding a charity that provides luxurious treats to greater than four,000 fellow sufferers and their households.

One thing to Look Ahead To provides precisely that to households hit by cancer — treats corresponding to a meal out, weekend away, spa day, journey in a Ferrari or household journey to the seaside.

 Lisa Faulkner, 46, who plays fiery Fi Browning in EastEnders, was just 14 when her mum Julie was diagnosed with throat cancer

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Lisa Faulkner, 46, who performs fiery Fi Browning in EastEnders, was simply 14 when her mum Julie was recognized with throat cancer

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Fiona, 55, is aware of from private expertise that, when cancer strikes, household funds additionally endure and the first issues to go are these little luxuries that assist make life bearable. So her charity offers them free.

Up to now, One thing To Look Ahead To has given treats value over £200,000 to greater than four,000 households affected by cancer.

Fiona, from Cambridge, says: “Unless you have been diagnosed with cancer, you have no idea how it turns your world upside down. Most of your time is spent at hospital and it is really nice to give yourself a bit of a luxury — something nice to look forward to and help you through the dark times. But when money is tight, those little things are the first to go.”

One one that does perceive what life is like for households dwelling with cancer is actress Lisa, 46, who performs fiery Fi Browning in EastEnders.

Lisa was simply 14 when her mum Julie was recognized with throat cancer. Simply two years later, her mom was lifeless.

So, when Lisa and Fiona met whereas making a video to be proven on TV, Lisa knew precisely what drove Fiona to begin a charity to assist different cancer households.

Mum is feisty, humorous and thinks life ought to be truthful

Francesca Particular Achievement Award

Lisa says: “It’s impossible to know how you will react when diagnosed with incurable breast cancer but Fiona has done something remarkable.”

Fiona was first recognized with the illness in 2007 and, after 5 years of surgical procedure and remedy, was given the all-clear. However a year later the illness returned and it has now unfold to her lungs. As an alternative of feeling sorry for herself, Fiona, her husband Andy, 47, and daughter Francesca Abery, 32, arrange One thing To Look Ahead To.

When she is nicely sufficient, Fiona spends her days persuading corporations and people to donate treats to households who’re dwelling with cancer.

 EastEnders star Louisa Lytton wows in a hot pink suit as she congratulates National Lottery Award winners

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EastEnders star Louisa Lytton wows in a scorching pink go well with as she congratulates National Lottery Award winners

 Louisa Lytton was snapped arriving at the awards with celebrities

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Louisa Lytton was snapped arriving at the awards with celebrities

They used a £7,500 grant from the National Lottery to enhance the charity’s web site, so Fiona and Francesca might unencumber time to assist extra individuals.

Francesca, who nominated her mum, says: “We had the greatest night time ever — thanks a lot. Mum continues to be coming to phrases with it.

“She’s feisty, humorous and thinks life must be truthful for everybody — and that’s why she is making an attempt so onerous to enhance issues for people who find themselves not having an excellent time.

“Cancer has devastated our household in so some ways nevertheless it has taught us the significance of making reminiscences, which is what she now provides to different households like us.

“The thank you letters she gets really lift her, and this prize will help Mum’s dream that everyone affected by cancer can have a gift of something to look forward to.”

Lisa Faulkner was so moved by Fiona’s story that she has now agreed to develop into an envoy to assist Fiona realise that dream.

Arts — Hull Metropolis Of Tradition 2017

 Hull City Of Culture 2017 team, pictured with host Ore Oduba, took home the Arts prize

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Hull Metropolis Of Tradition 2017 group, pictured with host Ore Oduba, took house the Arts prize

It was a hell of a problem – however Hull rose to it in fashion.

The National Lottery invested £10million when Hull turned final year’s UK Metropolis of Tradition 2017.

And through these 12 months, greater than 5 million individuals travelled there to go to almost three,000 occasions.

Virtually a year after all of it ended, locals are nonetheless feeling the advantages of having been Metropolis of Tradition.

Sharon Worsnop, one of the metropolis’s well-known blue-coat volunteers, stated: “What I favored most about that incredible year was the change in how the individuals felt about themselves.

“Suddenly they started to walk tall and feel proud and it was OK to shout out that Hull was a good place to live.”

 Stephen Mangan – Dan Moody in TV comedy I’m Alan Partridge – presented Hull with the National Lottery award for Best Arts Project

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Stephen Mangan – Dan Moody in TV comedy I’m Alan Partridge – introduced Hull with the National Lottery award for Greatest Arts Undertaking

Transgender taxi driver Melissa Ede from Hull celebrates her £4m Blue Scratchcard National Lottery win

Actor Stephen Mangan – Dan Moody in TV comedy I’m Alan Partridge – introduced Hull with the National Lottery award for Greatest Arts Undertaking.

Katy Fuller, who led the metropolis’s legacy organisation Completely Cultured, stated: “City of Culture shows that art can transform places and change people’s lives.”

Athlete Of The Year — Duncan Scott

 Swimmer Duncan Scott was a splash hit at the Awards and took home Athlete Of The Year gong

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Swimmer Duncan Scott was a splash hit at the Awards and took residence Athlete Of The Year gong

Swimmer Duncan Scott has made historical past once more – by turning into the National Lottery’s first Athlete of the Year.

Scot Duncan, 21, who gained relay silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics and gold, silver and 4 bronze medals at the Commonwealth Video games in August, beat competitors from a number of Olympic stars.

And his swim hero, 2008 Beijing Olympics double gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, introduced him together with his lottery trophy at the awards ceremony.

Lottery-funded Duncan stated: “Simply being nominated alongside so many Olympic athletes was unimaginable.

“As Becky announced I had won, I just sat there for a minute before realising I had to go up and collect the award.”

 Olympic swimming legend Rebecca Adlington presented Duncan with the award

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Olympic swimming legend Rebecca Adlington introduced Duncan with the award

 Rebecca Adlington wows in a bright pink dress at The National Lottery Awards

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Rebecca Adlington wows in a vibrant pink gown at The National Lottery Awards

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Since coming back from the Commonwealth Video games in Australia, Duncan has helped train individuals of all talents to swim in Troon, South Ayrshire — the place he first learnt to swim. He says: “Lottery funding is phenomenal. Swimming is just not a profitable sport so having them fund it, from coaching proper by way of to competitors, signifies that I can concentrate on simply the swimming.

“The National Lottery Awards have also introduced me to so many other projects they fund.”

Olympian Rebecca stated: “Duncan has been my one to watch since Rio. He has really flourished as a young athlete.”

 Skeleton bob star Lizzy Yarnold, who won Olympic gold in Russia in 2014 and South Korea, was also nominated

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Skeleton bob star Lizzy Yarnold, who gained Olympic gold in Russia in 2014 and South Korea, was additionally nominated

 Champion Mahama Cho, in action for Team GB, was also in contention

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Champion Mahama Cho, in motion for Group GB, was additionally in rivalry

 Paralympic canoeist Emma Wiggs celebrates after fantastic performance

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Paralympic canoeist Emma Wiggs celebrates after incredible efficiency

 Emma Wiggs glams up for the event in a monochrome outfit and smart black pumps

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Emma Wiggs glams up for the occasion in a monochrome outfit and sensible black pumps

His fellow nominees included skeleton bob star Lizzy Yarnold, who gained Olympic gold in Russia in 2014 and South Korea earlier this year. At the awards Lizzy — who excursions schools to marketing campaign for younger women to take up sport — stated: “It means a lot to me being nominated and is a chance to thank everyone for the lottery funding.”

Duncan additionally beat Paralympic canoeist Emma Wiggs to his title.

 Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald made headlines with impressive performances in the velodrome

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Scottish bike owner Katie Archibald made headlines with spectacular performances in the velodrome

 Paralympic skier Menna Fitzpatrick, who has only five per cent vision, and her guide Jen Kehoe were also up for the award

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Paralympic skier Menna Fitzpatrick, who has solely 5 per cent imaginative and prescient, and her information Jen Kehoe have been additionally up for the award

 Olympic hockey champ Alex Danson wows on the pitch and was also up for the award

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Olympic hockey champ Alex Danson wows on the pitch and was additionally up for the award

On a scholar hole year to Australia, Emma, now 38, obtained a virus that left her legs with everlasting nerve injury. Nevertheless it didn’t cease her competing in Paralympic sitting volleyball earlier than taking over canoeing and profitable Olympic gold at Rio. She stated: “Lottery funding has done so much to help all of us athletes.”

Paralympic skier Menna Fitzpatrick, who has solely 5 per cent imaginative and prescient, and her information Jen Kehoe have been additionally up for the award after profitable gold at this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Menna stated: “Knowing we have the National Lottery behind us makes us feel so very well supported.”

Staff GB ladies’s hockey staff win Gold at Rio Olympics 2016

Setting — Polli:Nation

 EastEnders star Nitin Ganatra makes a flying visit to celebrate with kids at Cumran Primary School

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EastEnders star Nitin Ganatra makes a flying go to to rejoice with youngsters at Cumran Main Faculty

Actor Nitin Ganatra prompted a buzz as he escaped Albert Sq. dressed as a BEE. Nitin, who performs Masood Ahmed in EastEnders, flew to Northern Eire to current the National Lottery’s Setting Award to Polli:Nation.

This scheme to assist schools make their grounds insect-friendly.

Nitin visited youngsters at Cumran Main in Clough, County Down – one of 250 schools actively attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies.

I used to be thrilled to give an award to Polli:Nation who encourage younger individuals to look after our world

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 Strictly star Graziano di Prima with Vick Hope at the awards ceremony

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Strictly star Graziano di Prima with Vick Hope at the awards ceremony

Sporting a bee to current the award, Nitin stated: “The importance of pollinating insects is often overlooked. But this scheme is educating kids and ensuring protection of these species.”

Carly Sefton, head of Studying Via Landscapes, which runs Polli:Nation, stated: “This award is for the 35,000 youngsters who’ve surveyed their schools and labored to get the greatest pollinating habitats.

“We have seen them playing out more and some have even put beehives in their schools.”

Sport — Sheffield Steelkings

 Sheffield Steelkings with boxing star David Haye

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Sheffield Steelkings with boxing star David Haye

Former boxing champ David Haye has met some robust opponents in his life however only a few have impressed him as a lot as the Sheffield Steelkings.

They’re a bunch of disabled males and ladies who abandon their wheelchairs and crutches for a brutal recreation of ice hockey on tailored sledges.

In video games and coaching they fly at terrifying speeds throughout the ice at Sheffield’s well-known rink, smashing into one another as they chase a hockey puck.

 David, 37, who recently retired from the ring, praised the team for their performances

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David, 37, who just lately retired from the ring, praised the workforce for his or her performances

The staff used £10,000 of National Lottery funding to assist purchase gear they wanted. Now they’ve been voted the UK’s Greatest Sports activities Undertaking and David Haye introduced them with their National Lottery sport award.

David, 37, who lately retired from the ring, stated: “The National Lottery funded me once I first represented England so once I heard about the Steelkings I needed to help them. What they obtain is unimaginable.

“People like me and the Steelkings are able to live out our dreams thanks to the National Lottery, which helps improve so many lives. It’s amazing.”

Heritage — Heritage Means

 Ore Oduba and Liz Carr, far right, celebrate with volunteers from Heritage Ability

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Ore Oduba and Liz Carr, far proper, rejoice with volunteers from Heritage Capability

Star of TV’s Silent Witness Liz Carr spends most of her life in a wheelchair so is aware of the issues disabled individuals face getting round.

And she or he was so impressed with the winners of this year’s National Lottery Heritage Award that she is contemplating turning into their patron.

Heritage Potential is a charity that helps disabled individuals get higher entry to customer points of interest.

Thanks to a National Lottery grant of almost £528,000 and the assist of 320 volunteers, this small charity has already helped 20 heritage locations in the West Nation turn into extra accessible.

 Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox wows in a figure-hugging black dress as she attends the ceremony

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Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox wows in a figure-hugging black gown as she attends the ceremony

 Strictly Come Dancing champ Joe McFadden said: The winners are incredible people. Its an honour to support them

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Strictly Come Dancing champ Joe McFadden stated: The winners are unimaginable individuals. Its an honour to help them

Now they plan to work with extra stately houses and customer points of interest to present issues reminiscent of all-terrain mobility scooters and downloadable maps to make it simpler for the disabled to take pleasure in their day trip.

Actress Liz, a incapacity campaigner, who introduced the award to Heritage Capacity, stated: “I do know what dangerous entry is like.

“When your family invite you to go on a day out to a site, you don’t want to have to sit in the car park or cafe alone. This charity is trying to change that.”

Well being — Breast Cancer Care App (BECCA)

 Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas celebrates with BECCA group in Glasgow

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Strictly Come Dancing decide Shirley Ballas celebrates with BECCA group in Glasgow

Many lady with cancer really feel weak and alone when their remedy stops.

However now, thanks to a exceptional app, recovering breast cancer sufferers can keep in contact with different victims and get entry to very important info on staying match and wholesome.

Breast Cancer Care acquired £655,000 of National Lottery funding to develop the BECCA app.

The app has now gained the National Lottery Well being Award, which was introduced by Casualty actress Amanda Mealing, who suffered Publish Traumatic Stress Dysfunction after being recognized with breast cancer in 2002.

 Shirley Ballas celebrates with BECCA volunteers as she pays tribute to the hardwork and fundraising efforts

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Shirley Ballas celebrates with BECCA volunteers as she pays tribute to the hardwork and fundraising efforts

 Casualty star Amanda Mealing also attended the ceremony and wowed fans in a glamorous frock

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Casualty star Amanda Mealing additionally attended the ceremony and wowed followers in a glamorous frock

Amanda, 51, who performs physician Connie Beauchamp, says: “Most people assume that when the medical team have finished their work, that is the end of it.“I can tell you first hand that this is often when the emotional and psychological battle begins.”

Strictly head decide Shirley Ballas went to Glasgow to see a gaggle of ladies who met by means of the app.

One, Sheila McNickol, advised her: “The BECCA app is like my friend and it’s there 24/7. It lets me know I’m not on my own.”

It was humbling to meet so many people who find themselves in a position to change lives for the higher

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 Strictly Come Dancing star Vick Hope glams up for the evening as she celebrates with award winners

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Strictly Come Dancing star Vick Hope glams up for the night as she celebrates with award winners

 Strictly Come Dancing star Neil Jones was also on hand to congratulate Brits

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Strictly Come Dancing star Neil Jones was additionally available to congratulate Brits

Deborah James pays tribute to BBC newsreader Rachael Bland who just lately handed away from breast cancer aged 40

Voluntary charity

 Charity hero Jem Stein collects award from DJ Roman Kemp for The Bike Project

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Charity hero Jem Stein collects award from DJ Roman Kemp for The Bike Challenge

Radio Roman Kemp actually obtained on his bike to study a charity that helps refugees turn into half of their group.

5 years in the past, big-hearted Jem Stein discovered an deserted bike which he did up and gave to an asylum seeker from Darfur, in Sudan, to assist him get round London.

Since then, Londoner Jem, 30, and 13 employees and volunteers at his charity The Bike Venture have restored and given away almost four,000 bikes to refugees.

When Roman, presenter of Capital UK’s breakfast present, went alongside to the charity’s workshops in Deptford, South London, he found how a motorcycle can rework an individual’s life.

 Roman Kemp and Ali go out for a spin on their bikes

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Roman Kemp and Ali exit for a spin on their bikes

 Roman Kemp congratulates charity workers for their projects

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Roman Kemp congratulates charity staff for his or her projects

Roman, 25, son of musician and actor Martin Kemp, says: “Refugees typically aren’t allowed to work and they will’t afford to get round and typically really feel trapped.

“The Bike Project has created a simple solution to the problem. By giving them bikes they are giving them their freedom.”

On the day Roman visited the Bike Venture to reveal that they had gained the National Lottery Award for greatest voluntary/charity challenge, he went for a motorcycle journey with Ali, an Iraqi asylum seeker dwelling in London.

Ali, 49, says: “I’m not allowed to work but the Bike Project helps me to get out of the house, meet people and keep myself busy. I ride my bike every single day, and without it I don’t know what I would do. It’s not just helped me, it’s everything to me.”

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He got here to the UK in 2016 with no household and struggled to get round as a result of he couldn’t afford public transport.

He says: “There are lots of charities which help refugees but The Bike Project is different. It doesn’t just hand out what we need, it teaches us about bikes and gives us the means to go out and help ourselves.”

Ali additionally volunteers at the workshop, the place he helps restore and rebuild some of the 20,000 bicycles which might be deserted in London each year.

I used to be actually happy to give you the option to help the Bike Undertaking, it’s a nice trigger

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 Louis Theroux joins celebrities and charities to present National Lottery Awards

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Louis Theroux joins celebrities and charities to current National Lottery Awards

The Bike Challenge has acquired £10,000 from the National Lottery and will get one other £5,000 for profitable this award.

Jem, who acquired his award from TV presenter Louis Theroux, says: “The £5,000 prize will go towards supporting getting more bikes to more refugees and cutting down the numbers waiting. It will hopefully have huge knock-on effects with those we’re helping.”



 

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