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  1. Every Memorial Has A Story To Tell

    1st December 2020

    With 30,000 trees planted across 150 acres and almost 300 memorials to the fallen, the National Memorial Arboretum is a place to remember the sacrifice of all those in the British Armed Forces.

  2. Helping Aspiring Artists Take Off

    2nd November 2020

    New Urban Era is an arts project that is successfully drawing in a strong youth following with everything from outdoor murals to beatboxing and breakdancing. This year, the Tamworth based project celebrates its 10th anniversary, but it also meant pivoting quickly to host live virtual events as community restrictions took effect.

  3. Footprints Is A Very Happy Place

    28th October 2020

    Over the lockdown period, teenager Joseph Rutherford from West Bridgford, near Nottingham decided to do something special to help others.

  4. 5 things to do at home this week (08/06/2020)

    8th June 2020

    This week we work out with National Lottery funded athletes, take part in exhibitions, dance the night away and listen to some wholesome podcasts... enjoy!

  5. 5 things to do at home this week (26/05/2020)

    26th May 2020

    In this edition, we become at home actors, explore another gallery from our living room, Redesign London transport, work out with Sport NI, and join Into film for a mega movie night!

  6. 5 things to do this week (18/05/2020)

    18th May 2020

    This week we are busy in the kitchen, taking a spin in some British classic cars, and much more…

  7. Beating depression to the punch

    20th January 2020

    The National Lottery is helping a boxing academy deliver schemes that benefit both physical and mental health

  8. You're hired

    20th December 2019

    The Yes project is helping young people in the East Midlands get hired thanks to National Lottery players