National Lottery Awards

dates-n-mates has reached the finals of the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects – and we are asking people to help us win by voting for dates-n-mates.

We could win a £10,000 cash prize, a fabulous National Lottery Awards trophy and attend a star-studded glitzy awards ceremony to be broadcast on BBC One in November.

Dates-n-mates is in the running for Best Community and Charity Project for its work providing opportunities for members to meet new people, try new things and develop their social skills, confidence and independence.

John Paul Moffat, dates-n-mates’ National Director, says: “Our members are so proud and excited that dates-n-mates have reached the finals of the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards.

“The funding we have received from the National Lottery has allowed dates-n-mates to offer people the chance to get out and about, make friends and find love – and this absolutely transforms lives.

“It would mean so much to our members and their families for us to win this award!”

To reach the finals dates-n-mates beat off stiff competition from more than 700 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s Awards.  Now we are in the final 10 – and your vote could help us win.

To vote, please click here.

You can also vote on Twitter by tweeting #NLAdatesnmates #NLAs or by retweeting our tweet about the Awards.