Former professional footballer Jamie Redknapp is working with The National Lottery to spread the word about The People's Projects.
The National Lottery provides funds to hundreds of charitable causes and community projects across the UK each year. The People's Projects initiative gives the public an opportunity to vote on how £3 million of that money will be distributed, as charitable organisations from around the UK compete to receive up to £50,000 each - money that could drastically improve the lives of local residents. The scheme has awarded over £42 million to 960 good causes across the UK since 2005, and this year, 95 organisations have been shortlisted. The National Lottery have enlisted a host of famous names to raise awareness of The People's Projects, helping to promote the individual causes and encourage the public to get involved.
By connecting charitably-minded celebrities with community projects and good causes that received support from last year's People's Projects initiative, the National Lottery are helping to raise awareness on how the funding makes a real difference in people's lives. Former professional footballer Jamie Redknapp recently spoke with The Daily Mail about the vital importance of the support received by Glasgow Gladiators Powerchair Football Club.
Sport isn't just good for your body, but for your mind. It's about doing something positive: having fun with your mates.Jamie Redknapp
The funding that the Gladiators have received from last year's People's Projects scheme has enabled them to buy new power chairs and expand their league, increasing the opportunities available to those with disabilities to engage with and enjoy sports.
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