2 June 2010 Edition

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Anderson calls for support of Destined Lottery Awards Bid

Martina Anderson with members of the Destined group

Martina Anderson with members of the Destined group

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Martina Anderson has called on people in Derry and Donegal to get behind a local charity in their bid to  win the Access to Citizenship -Lottery Awards 2010. Destined is a voluntary organisation with charitable status which was established in August 2002 .It is based at Great James  Street in Derry. It seeks to address the needs of people with a learning disability in a whole life context. The organization has as its core ethos the involvement and full participation of its members with a learning disability in all aspects of activity and at all levels of the decision making process.
Anderson has met with the members, volunteers and staff of Destined on a number of occasions and had the privilege of recently attending their AGM along with the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
“I have been extremely impressed with what they are doing, empowering people with disabilities,” she said. “It very easy to vote  on their web site www.destined.ie or call 0844 686 1992 and I would urge people in Derry and Donegal to get behind this bid. The semi-final round  of public voting runs from 1-18 June.  Three projects in each category with the most votes will progress to the final round of public voting, which will run from 26 July-13 August.”
The winning projects in each of the seven categories will receive recognition on a BBC1 TV show later this year and, in addition to the Lottery funding they have already been awarded, they will receive a £2,000 cash prize to spend on their project.

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