Beat the Street shortlisted for National Lottery Award
Players and supporters of Intelligent Health’s hugely successful Beat the Street initiative and are being encouraged to vote for the scheme as part of the 25th National Lottery Awards.
The National Lottery Awards celebrate the best projects funded by the National Lottery. Beat the Street will be competing against 10 other projects in the Best Sports category with members of the public voting for their favourite initiative online or via Twitter.
The project with the most votes will be crowned the winner and receive a cash prize, an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy and attend a star-studded glittering awards ceremony to be broadcast on BBC One in November.
Beat the Street is one of 10 projects shortlisted in the Best Sports Project category – it has managed to beat off competition from more than 700 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards.
Beat the Street turns whole towns and cities into giant games where school, workplaces and community groups compete to see how far they can travel over a six-week period. In Autumn 2018, Sport England announced that they would invest £3.3 million of National Lottery funding into the programme to help it expand across the UK.
Speaking about being shortlisted, Dr William Bird, CEO of Intelligent Health, said:“It feels wonderful to be nominated for a 25th Birthday National Lottery award. To be nominated in the Sports category is special, as Beat the Street highlights how simple physical activity such as walking can prevent illness and promote good health.
“Beat the Street has helped participants to reconnect with their local area as well as spend quality time with their friends and family. National Lottery funding has allowed us to expand our project to a National scale, so it would be incredible to receive recognition in the form of a 25th Birthday National Lottery Award – please vote for Beat the Street!”
Jonathan Tuchner, from the National Lottery, added: “It’s thanks to National Lottery players, who raise more than £30 million each week for good causes, that brilliant projects like those in the finals of the National Lottery Awards are possible.
“Beat the Street is doing an incredible job in its local community and the work they do is hugely impressive. They thoroughly deserve to be in the finals of the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards and with your support they could be a winner.”
You can vote for Beat the Street either online at lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards or via Twitter by using the hashtag #NLABeattheStreet.