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  1. JJ Chalmers pictured holding a National Lottery Game Changers trophy.

    Former Strictly star and Invictus Games gold medalist, JJ Chalmers, joins The National Lottery on the hunt for the UK’s Game Changers

    20th May 2024

    As part of the National Lottery’s 30th Birthday celebrations, former Royal Marine Commando and broadcaster, JJ Chalmers, has launched the search to find 30 people who have done extraordinary things over the last 30 years with the help of The National Lottery.

  2. A man (Bill Bailey) and a woman (Scarlett Moffatt) dress shakespearenly at The Royal Shakespeare Company

    New research for National Lottery Open Week reveals how many of us want to stop scrolling and open up to new experiences

    28th February 2024

    Bill Bailey and Scarlett Moffatt, National Lottery Open Week ambassadors, encourage the nation to get out there and experience something new.

  3. Visitors admiring a paiting in the Court Room of Founding Museum

    The National Lottery Open Week returns this spring with free and discounted entry to venues across the UK

    14th February 2024

    To say thank you for the £30 million raised for Good Causes every week by players, hundreds of National Lottery funded venues across the UK will be offering free entry, discounts and special offers throughout National Lottery Open Week.

  4. A group of people celebrating a National Lottery Award trophie

    Pop icon Martin Kemp presents Wirral brain cancer survivor and charity founder with major award

    20th December 2023

    Martin Kemp, has honoured an inspirational Wirral man who survived the world’s deadliest brain cancer with a National Lottery Award in recognition of his incredible work in establishing a charity to improve the quality of life for anyone with a diagnosis of cancer.

  5. Alison and Kieran from Bangor Courthouse and Gary Lightbody.

    Snow Patrol star Gary Lightbody honours Bangor Court House with National Lottery award

    14th December 2023

    Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody returned to his hometown to crown Bangor Court House as the 2023 National Lottery Project of the Year.

  6. Project SIARC with their National Lottery Award.

    Wildlife expert and TV presenter honours fin-tastic Welsh shark project

    12th December 2023

    Award winning naturalist and wildlife TV presenter Iolo Williams has honoured an inspirational project which aims to safeguard and increase people’s understanding of rare sharks living off the Welsh coast.

  7. Friends of Hartwood Paupers’ Cemetery with their trophy.

    Volunteer group remembering the lost souls of Hartwood Paupers Cemetery wins Scottish Project of the Year Award

    7th December 2023

    A community group who came together to restore an old paupers’ graveyard at the former Hartwood Asylum near Shotts has won a top national award.

  8. Bobby Zamora and Tim Holtam with Tim's National Lottery Awards trophy.

    Brighton and Hove Albion football legend honours Brighton community hero with major National Lottery Award

    24th November 2023

    Brighton and Hove Albion football legend, Bobby Zamora, has honoured an inspirational Brighton resident with an iconic National Lottery Award, to celebrate his incredible work in establishing the Brighton Table Tennis Club.

  9. A woman, Scarlette Douglas, behind portraits of the installation.

    Scarlette Douglas unveils symbolic sculpture dedicated to Windrush pioneers at Tilbury Docks to mark Black History Month

    31st October 2023

    In commemoration of Black History Month, and the 75th anniversary of Windrush we’ve unveiled a unique piece of art, a wireframe recreation of HMT Empire Windrush, at Tilbury Docks, the port where the ship docked in 1948. 

  10. Two people, Osmond and Brenda, with a National Lottery Awards trophie

    TV’s Brenda Edwards presents young entrepreneur with National Lottery Award

    30th October 2023

    TV star, Brenda Edwards, presented a young entrepreneur with an iconic National Lottery Award today in honour of her late son who was also a young trailblazer that strived to empower young people.

  11. Keith Duffy honours autism charity founder with National Lottery Award

    Keith Duffy honours autism charity founder with National Lottery Award

    27th October 2023

    A mother who founded an autism charity after her son lost his life to suicide has been honoured with a National Lottery Award.

  12. Sir Tony Robinson and Esther Fox with her National Lottery Award.

    Sir Tony Robinson honours Hastings Heritage champion with National Lottery Award

    23rd October 2023

    Britain’s foremost face of popular history, Sir Tony Robinson, has honoured an inspirational heritage winner with a National Lottery Award to celebrate her incredible work in transforming the museum experience for disabled people.