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Former NME Editor Mike Williams Launches Campaign to Celebrate Wrexham and Flintshire’s National Lottery Lifechangers

1st February 2019

The National Lottery is celebrating decades of changing lives through contributing millions of pounds to good causes across Wrexham and Flintshire by launching a campaign championing extraordinary people across the area.

Former NME Editor Mike Williams

Over the past quarter of a century, the National Lottery has contributed nearly £101m
to more than 4,600 good causes in Wrexham and Flintshire. Charities, community groups, grassroots sports projects, arts and cultural organisations and projects, athletes, film makers, and heritage sites have all reaped the rewards from the funding. Over the next two months, the National Lottery Lifechangers campaign will tell the story of how the money the National Lottery raises every week for good causes has positively changed the lives of ordinary people in Wrexham and Flintshire.

Wrexham-born Journalist and former Editor-in-chief of iconic music magazine NME, launched the campaign today (Friday 1st February) with a short film where he visits old haunts and also learns how National Lottery funded projects are providing changes and opportunities in the area.

Visiting the state-of-the-art sports and community facilities at Coleg Cambria in Deeside, made possible by the £2.8 million awarded by National Lottery since 1994, the 39-year-old said: “When I was a kid growing up in Caia Park, Wrexham, I used to be down the local athletics club at least twice a week. Having facilities like that on your doorstep can be totally life-changing for young people. That’s why the investment from National Lottery into the indoor athletics arena at Coleg Cambria in Deeside is so important.”

Notes to editors

National Lottery players raise £30 million every week for good causes across the UK, funding a wide and varied range of good causes – they support local communities, build world-class facilities and visitor destinations, power sports teams, protect the environment, unleash creative talent, look after the elderly and unlock youthful potential. In addition, support from the National Lottery wins Olympic medals and Oscars.

For further information, please contact Ffion Rees ( or Daniel Tyte ( at Working Word on 029 2045 5182.