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My Hometown

Six National Lottery funded athletes celebrate their hometown and recognising the impact the National Lottery players have had on themselves and their community. Discover how National Lottery players and the people of Northumberland and Sunderland hold a special place in their hearts

Calum French

“Me & my brother used to go in the kitchen, we couldn’t afford two pairs of gloves, so we had one glove each and me mam’s slipper and we used to fight in the kitchen.”

Discover how Gateshead shaped the life and career of #NationalLottery funded boxer Calum French

Did you know?

The HenPowerproject which featured in Callum's film creatively engages older people in arts activities and hen-keeping to promote health and well-being.

Cyrus Pattinson

"I was so hungry to make something of myself"

Cyrus Pattinson tells us how the town of Alnwick and National Lottery players have played a role in his career as a GB Boxing athlete

Did you know?

Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club, run by Cyrus' uncle Gary has been supported by the National Lottery as has Alnwick's historic market.

Amy Tinkler

"Without these guys, I wouldn't be who I am now."

Olympic bronze medalist Amy Tinkler takes us back home to Bishop Auckland and tells us how #NationalLottery players have made a massive impact on her and her community.

Did you know?

The average person tells 4 lies a day. The most common lie is 'i'm fine'.


The IF U CARE SHARE Foundation is a project in Durham funded by National Lottery players that supports emotional wellbeing as well as support for those bereaved by suicide.

Stephen Miller

"The lottery funding, straight away it made a big difference. You can be the best you can be without any distractions"

National Lottery funded para-athlete Stephen Miller takes us around his hometown in Cramlington to show us the impact National Lottery players have had on his community.

Did you know?

Both Beach Access and Northern Butterflies, who feature in Stephen's film have benefitted from funding raised by National Lottery players

Rabah Yousif

Rabah came to the UK as a 14-year-old with a talent for running. Thanks to the town of Middlesbrough and The National Lottery players, he now competes for GB on the world stage.

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Longford Street Back Alley project, which features in Rabah's film, is a brilliant community-led project supported by Middlesbrough Environment City through the One Planet Middlesbrough project which received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. Local people have come together to make the space safe and enjoyable for children and adults alike.

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