The Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS) in South Armagh, is delighted to announce that it is through to the finals in the National Lottery Awards.
The programme was selected by a national panel as one of seven out of an initial 700 across the UK to get to the finals of the Best Environmental Project. But the rest is now up to you, the next stage is an open vote by the public, through the National Lottery Website, through social media and by phone and the project needs you to vote. Click here to vote now, or ring 08448369687 or tweet using the Hashtag #NLARingofGullion.
Projects that particularly caught the judges’ eye included work to protect threatened species like the charismatic red squirrel and the dramatic pine marten, and schemes focussing on young people such as the Youth Rangers project working with 14-17-year-olds to train them in outdoor and conservation skills. They were also particularly impressed by the way the project has brought together people with a wide range of expertise including geology, built heritage, biodiversity, tourism, farming, forestry and recreation.
Des Murphy, Board Chairman of the Ring of Gullion LPS, said
“We are over the moon to discover that we are through to the last seven in the Environment Category of these prestigious awards.”
He continued “Winning would mean appearing on the BBC One Show to showcase this fantastic area and the wonderful work we have done, and we would be able to re-invest the prize money in community projects in the area, but we need your vote to help us win!”.
Every vote counts in this competition so please spread this message far and wide, get your friends, relatives and pet hamsters (if they have an email address) to vote for the Ring of Gullion LPS in the National Lottery Awards