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For more than a quarter of a century, National Lottery players have helped make some amazing things happen, but never before in such extraordinary times. This campaign recognises the hidden heroes in our communities whose actions, big or small, are making such a difference throughout the UK.


Eight of the UK’s most iconic art galleries, and the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image have come together to present a unique photography exhibition where the subjects aren’t celebrities or historical figures, but instead the unheralded everyday champions of the arts sector. Meet our wonderful photography subjects by clicking here.

Did you know?

Across the UK, the public turned to a wide range of artistic activities, with 24% seizing the chance to do more arts and crafts, half enjoying listening to more music (51%) and watching more films (50%), and 14% singing more.


The brilliant Jay Blades has been helping us celebrate the amazing work of community heroes across the UK, by honouring them with a specially designed bench. Meet Michelle and Sarah-Jane from BASIS South Essex, who have been supporting blind and visually-impaired people during lockdown. Meet our other TNL Community Champions by clicking here.

Did you know?

Over half of adults in the UK (58%) feel they now appreciate community workers more than before the pandemic and almost three quarters (73%) feeling the same about essential workers such as nurses, ambulance drivers and members of the fire service.

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