Project gets to the final

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A COMMUNITY health project which has turned around the lives of hundreds of people in South Yorkshire has made it through to the final of a national awards scheme.

The Altogether Better initiative, a programme of 16 projects that recruit, train and support community health champions across the region, is one of three finalists in the National Lottery Awards, an annual search to find the nation’s favourite Lottery-funded schemes.

It will now go up against Sense Scotland and Surf Action in Cornwall for the title of the UK’s Best Health Project.

Mandy Driver, Altogether Better programme manager, said: “Getting through to the finals of the National Lottery Awards is a fantastic achievement.

“It is wonderful to recognise the amazing achievements of over 13,000 Community Health Champions.”