Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vote for Your Favourite Project

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vote for Your Favourite Project

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THE PUBLIC are being asked to vote for their favourite Lottery-funded project.

North East projects are among 21 finalists for the awards and local people now have until August 8 to vote for them.

The Seven Stories project in Newcastle is in the running to win the Best Education Project category. It is the first centre in the UK to collect, explore and celebrate British children's literature.

Lottery funding enabled Seven Stories to buy premises to house its three galleries, a hands-on activity area, a digital resource room, performance space and a children's bookstore and cafe.

Also up for an award is Sunderland Aquatic Centre, an environmentally friendly swimming pool. The centre, which has received pounds 4.7m in Lottery funding, is in the Best Sports Project category.

TV and radio presenter, Gethin Jones, who is supporting the awards, said: "These, like all of the projects that have competed this year, are worthy winners that transform the lives of people and places across the UK. …

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