Projects in need of your votes; Yousay IN YOUR OPINION...FIVE South-East Wales projects are calling on your readers to vote for them in the semi-finals of The National Lottery Awards 2012.
I've had the pleasure of presenting the awards before. They recognise the positive difference that Lottery-funded projects make to local communities.
National Lottery players raise a massive pounds 30m for good causes every week. This money changes lives by funding charities, arts, education, environment, health, heritage, sport, and voluntary projects across the UK.
Action for Change, from Rhondda, Plugged In magazine, from Pontypridd, and Bute Park Bute Park in Cardiff, Wales, is an extensive area of mature parkland easily accessible from the city centre. Flanked by the River Taff, Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna Fields and Cardiff Castle, Bute Park is a very popular 'green lung' full of historic and wildlife interest. Restoration, Show Racism the Red Card Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) is a campaign in Britain to stamp out racism from British society as well as association football. It is a member of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network. and Tenovus Cancer Support, all from Cardiff, have all been shortlisted as semi-finalists for the big difference they have made using Lottery money.
These projects need votes to reach the star-studded awards final, which is broadcast live on BBC One For the BBC radio station, see .
BBC One is the primary television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and was the first to be launched in the United Kingdom (as the BBC Television Service until 1960, and then renamed BBC tv until 1964). later this year.
This is a wonderful opportunity to get national recognition for their tremendous work and a pounds 2,000 cash prize is up for grabs.
Voting ends on Sunday, July 22, and anyone can vote by going to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards.
* John Barrowman National Lottery Awards ambassador
* John Barrowman is calling on Echo readers to vote