BIG winners at The National Lottery Awards
The winners of The National Lottery Awards 2009 were announced during a special, star-studded BBC1 programme, The National Lottery: Big 7, broadcast live on Saturday 5 September 2009. Celebrities on the night included Myleene Klass, Nick Knowles, Bruno Tonioli, Lisa Snowdon, John Sergeant, Fay Ripley and Tom Daley as well as performances from David Gray and The Noisettes.
There were 13 projects that had been funded by the Big Lottery Fund in five out of the seven categories and on the night five BIG funded projects won. The winners who were also awarded with a £2,000 cash prize, were:
Best Arts Project: Sefton Performing Arts and Creative Education Centre (Big)
Best Education Project: Tower Hamlets Summer University (A4A and Big)
Best Health Project, in association with femalefirst.co.uk: The Jennifer Trust’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy Outreach Service (Big)
Best Sports Project: Community Sports Pavillion (Big and Sport NI)
Best Voluntary/Charity Project, in association with Woman magazine: Harbour Place Day Centre (Big)
The Awards are a great way to recognise the difference that Lottery-funded projects – both big and small – make to local communities, and celebrate the achievements of the people behind them. Broadcast on prime time television, the Awards are an excellent opportunity for the general public to appreciate the usually unseen work of local charitable and voluntary groups.