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BIG magazine distribution in Worksop

19 August 2010
Big Lottery Funded steel band

Awards for All funded steel band play publicly for the first time

The East Midlands team visited the town of Worksop in Nottinghamshire, where they were joined by a steel band which BIG funded through Awards for All. The team armed with 800 BIG magazines, donning BIG t-shirts and with the sound of the steel band in the background.

This is the first time that the band had ever performed in public and a few members said they had sleepless nights beforehand. Janet a member of the group said:

“We can’t thank the Big Lottery Fund enough for giving us this fantastic opportunity. We really enjoyed today and we know it will be the start of something wonderful for us, the community and people of all ages. Thank you all once again.”

Watch Steel Pantastic in action, filmed by Bassetlaw CVS…

If you would like to read the latest copy of BIG magazine, you can download the online version from our website.

Highlights from the latest issues

England magazine

In the latest issue of BIG magazine England, read about Fairplay Football in Scunthorpe  an amazing initiative that has helped kids in rival neighbourhoods stop fighting. Also find out how Havering Age Concern is encouraging senior residents to go down the pub and how a Lottery-funded project is helping children visit their dads in prison, lowering the chances of reoffending.

Handing out the BIG magazine

Northern Ireland

Every mum’s nightmare came true for Teresa McKee when her young son Jamie was knocked down by a car in full view of his older brother. He suffered multiple injuries and spent days on a life-support machine while Teresa kept up a bedside vigil. But a Lottery-funded project has helped them pick up the pieces and move on with their lives.


Read about Graham Conquer, who despite being homeless has now opened his first bank account, and Evelyn Ralston, who having become a carer to a loved one with dementia is finally getting the support to help with her new caring role thanks to the Big Lottery Fund.


A specialist centre funded by BIG is playing a major role in providing free advice and support for people with dyslexia in Wales. Paul Bailey’s life has been a rollercoaster of emotions, disruption and hardship. Looking out from this troubled existence there never seemed to be a way out – until he joined the Lottery-funded Urban Circle in Newport.

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