In running for windfall
TWO good causes in Huntingdonshire could be in line for tens of thousands of pounds of funding in a televised Lottery bid. The two groups will go head-to-head with similar projects to compete for public votes and a slice of £7.8million in the People s Mil
TWO good causes in Huntingdonshire could be in line for tens of thousands of pounds of funding in a televised Lottery bid.
The two groups will go head-to-head with similar projects to compete for public votes and a slice of £7.8million in the People's Million, a regional version of The People's £50 Million Lottery Giveaway.
Groups, who have been selected to take part in the show, could win awards of up to £80,000 each for their community-based projects.
Taking place the whole of next week on ITV1 at 6pm, each night two projects will battle it out to try and persuade viewers to vote for them. At the end of the week, the five projects with the most public votes will win a share of the cash.
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On Monday, Grafham Water Sailiabilty in Perry is up against the Hillcrest School Environment Project in Houghton Regis.
The sailing club for disabled people is hoping to buy a £66,000 200ft pontoon to aid access to dinghies and allow racing all year round.
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On Thursday next week, the West Anglia Crossroads Caring for Carers and its Crossroads Young Carers Project in St Ives will compete against the Stevenage-based Friday Day Care Group.
Crossroads plans to offer more help, support and group sessions to carers under the age of 19 years.
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