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Jill, the ‘Goldies’ and a host of others say #ThanksToYou

As 2017 draws to a close we want to thank National Lottery players for all that they have made possible for communities across the UK. Every time you play The National Lottery, you are helping thousands of projects and organisations provide support to people through sports, heritage, arts and community projects.

Last year, there were more than 13,000 grants provided by the Big Lottery Fund, the specialist organisation that distributes the community funds raised by National Lottery players, these grants range from a few thousand up to millions of pounds, but all of them have one thing in common, to support communities and make a real difference to the quality of life of millions of people.

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Lavinya who has been partnered with a mentor through The Girls' Network to help inspire and develop her skills whilst improving her confidence and self-motivation.

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Jasper, Tony and all the other gents who visit their local Men’s Shed to build relationships, support each other and enjoy a cup of tea together.

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Nora, who alongside her fellow volunteers at Dramatic Action are helping to keep the memories of those who gave their lives for us in the service of our country through their poppy installation in Bolton.

Learn more about Dramatic Action

Over the next few days many projects like the wonderful Golden Oldies from Cardiff will be showing their appreciation to National Lottery players, so keep an eye out on social media for #ThanksToYou.

Over the last 22 years we’ve created over 4,750 millionaires and funded more than 525,000 National Lottery projects - discover more life-changing stories.

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