National success for lottery projects

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TWO South Yorkshire projects have been recognised as being among the best lottery-funded projects in the country at the National Lottery Awards 2011.

Altogether Better, used £6,800,000 of Lottery funding to recruit, train and support South Yorkshire people to support others to improve their health and well-being.

Meanwhile Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park in Barnsley received £10,595,144 of lottery funding for a huge restoration project. They were both honoured in a live BBC One show, hosted by Myleene Klass.

Representatives from each project mingled with celebrity guests at the event with stars including Ashley Banjo and Perri Kiely from Diversity, Holby City’s Laila Rouass, Sheffield academic Professor Robert Winston and Dr Pamela Stephenson.

Congratulating all the finalists, Myleene Klass said: “The National Lottery Awards are a fantastic way of celebrating the enormous amount of hard work that goes into making these projects a success.”