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Countdown star Rachel Riley calls for lockdown legends in Powys

By Nick Humphreys | Mid Wales | Mid Wales entertainment | Published:

Countdown star Rachel Riley is searching for "lockdown legends" in Powys.

Rachel Riley is back with new episodes of Channel 4's Countdown. Credit: Alan Strutt/Channel 4

This year the annual search for the UK’s most popular National Lottery funded projects will, for the first time, honour individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their community, especially those who have adapted during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Winners in each category will receive a £3,000 cash prize for their organisation and a coveted National Lottery Awards trophy. Nominations for the National Lottery Awards close on August 19.

Rachel is encouraging the people of Powys to make their nominations before the closing date.

She said: “Thanks to National Lot­­tery players, some £600million has gone to support communities in the crisis. But this year we want to honour the people within those projects who adapted so quickly and gave extra help.

“The awards are a great way to celebrate positivity when there’s such a lot of negativity out there. It’s a real chance to say thank you. “

People from the arts, education, health, environment, sport, heritage and community/charity sectors will be recognised.

There will also be a special Young Hero Award for someone under the age of 18 who has gone that extra mile. All nominees must work or act for a National Lottery funded organisation or have received National Lottery funding.

To make your nomination for this year’s National Lottery Awards, tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or complete an entry form through the website lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards. Entries must be received by midnight on August 19.

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Shrewsbury.

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