Dragonflies charity urges residents to vote in lottery bid

A charity is urging residents to vote for it in the National Lottery good causes awards before midnight on Wednesday.

Dragonflies @FSN (Fellowship of St Nicholos) is through to the finals of this years National Lottery Awards.

The Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they recognise and celebrate the difference that Lottery-funded projects make to communities across the UK.

There are seven categories each reflecting an area of Lottery funding: Sport; Heritage; Arts; Environment; Health; Education; and Voluntary/Charity where Dragonflies @ FSN is one of only seven projects to make it through to the finals in the Best Voluntary Group Project category.

Dragonflies supports children and young people aged five to 18 years who are in the process of being bereaved or who are bereaved, Since starting in 2005 the project has helped over 1,300 local children and young people who have lost a mum, dad, brother, sister or member of their family, significant friend or relative. The winning project in each category will receive national recognition on a star-studded BBC One TV show in early September. The winners will receive a £2,000 cash prize to spend on their project.

A spokesman for Dragonflies said: “It would also be really good for the local area to be highlighted as having the best national voluntary/charity group project offering specialist support for children and young people at a crucial time in their lives.”

To vote for Dragonflies @ FSN call 0844 836 9714 or visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/dragonflies-fsn