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  1. Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy delivers an early Christmas surprise for local sporting hero

    16th December 2020

    Six-time Olympic champion, Sir Chris Hoy, surprised Fife cycling enthusiast, Kirsteen Torrance, with a video call and the delivery of a new bike, as a show of appreciation from The National Lottery.

  2. TV Presenter and furniture restorer Jay Blades honours Scottish community workers with bespoke benches

    23rd November 2020

    Today two Scottish charity workers have been honoured with unique, handcrafted benches designed by the country’s most famous furniture restorer and eco-designer Jay Blades.


    5th November 2020

    The Glasgow duo behind an independent film organisation who worked round the clock have been honoured for their work with a National Lottery Award.


    28th October 2020

    Presenter Jean Johansson and National Lottery Award winner Julie Morrison

  5. Helen Skelton takes on big birthday Ben Nevis climb to celebrate The National Lottery's 25th Anniversary

    4th November 2019

    TV presenter and outdoor enthusiast, Helen Skelton, leading a special expedition to the summit of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, joined by a group of young people from the PEEK Project in Glasgow, to celebrate The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday.

  6. National Lottery -Funded projects transform the lives of local Dundonians

    2nd April 2019

    The #ThanksTayYou series of short films has turned the spot-light on the stories of individuals who have benefited from a selection of National Lottery funded projects

  7. Dundee resource centre praised for empowering local muslim women

    29th March 2019

    Supported by National Lottery funding, Dundee resource centre AMINA helps address key issues and needs of local Muslim women

  8. “I do have more confidence, I’m prepared to do things I haven’t done before and enjoy a sense of achievement – it makes me feel good about myself.”

    27th March 2019

    Supported by National Lottery funding, Dundee art project ST/ART@DCA helps Lillian Malcolm regain confidence after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

  9. Football in Dundee proving a force for good thanks to work of community trusts connected to the city's two professional clubs

    20th March 2019

    Supported by National Lottery funding, DFC In The Community Trust and Dundee United Community Trust are helping fans’ physical and mental health

  10. "V&A Dundee has been a catalyst, it has changed lives for the better and shone a spotlight on all that is good about the city"

    11th March 2019

    Supported by National Lottery funding, V&A Dundee has helped local young person Ailsa Purdie realise and fulfil her ambitions without leaving the city she loves

  11. A jive and kicking: 92 Year Old Dundonian praises "extended family" for their support following the death of her cousin

    6th March 2019

    Nae Limits 60+ Association, supported by National Lottery funding, helps Mabel Robertson and dozens of others enjoy dancing, live music and companionship in later life

  12. The Ecology Centre praised for transformational impact on young volunteer Cameron

    12th February 2019

    A community centre in Fife which enables people of all ages to safely engage with the natural world has been praised for making a real difference to the life of one local volunteer.

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