Avalon Marshes Project Nominated For Lottery Award
Thursday 29th June -- The Avalon Marshes Project is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the prestigious National Lottery Awards.
Competing against six others in the Best Environment Project category the Avalon Marshes project -- a collaboration of several leading conservation organisations -- saw off stiff competition from more than 1,300 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year's National Lottery Awards 2017. This year saw a record number of entries to the annual search for the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects.
The project with the most votes will be crowned the winner in their category and will receive a £5,000 cash prize to spend on their project, an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy, and will attend a star-studded glittering Awards ceremony to be broadcast on BBC One in September.
The Avalon Marshes is a varied and beautiful piece of Somerset, including meadows, woods, reed-beds and lakes, plus the mystical Isle of Avalon containing Glastonbury Tor. The wetlands are home to Marsh Harriers, Bitterns and Otters, while the area has 10,000 years of human history, giving it a rich archaeological heritage.
Over four years the project, with the support of the partners involved has helped conserve the unique landscape, heritage and wildlife of this unique wetland area in the heart of Somerset, attracting thousands of visitors and participants.
To vote for Avalon Marshes Somerset, please go to lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards or telephone 0844 836 9684 and follow the campaign on Twitter with hashtag #NLAwards. Voting runs for four weeks from 9am on 29th June until midnight on 27th July.
There are seven projects competing for votes across seven categories, reflecting the main areas of National Lottery funding: arts, sport, heritage, health, environment, education and voluntary/charity.
More news from Curry Rivel
Junior Squash Course at Huish Leisure starts 24th Feb 2018 with new squash coach Sam Price.Only limited spaces available. Sign up today to secure your childs space.Weekly SessionsSaturdays Beginners 9am — 9.45pmSaturdays Improvers 9.45am — 10.45amSaturdays Advance 10.45am — Noon5 years+ The little darlings (or not so little) must be attending schoolTermly costs availableSquash is back...
Just a few more photos of the CRiB composting day at the War Memorial.The next CRiB Meeting is Tues 27th Feb Village Hall at 7.30pm, where the War Memorial Planting will be the main subject of discussion. Anyone can go along and maybe offer some help.......CRiB — Curry Rivel in Bloom — https://curryrivelinbloom.blogspot.co.uk/Contact: Gina...
The Somerton U3A meeting on Friday 23 February will be "The History of the Harp" as told by John Dalton. John is a harpist from Glastonbury who plays many different types of harps and very different types of music.Monthly meetings take place on the fourth Friday of each month at the Edgar Community Hall, Somerton starting at 10am with coffee (30p) and chat. After any notices the main...