On the shortlist

A STANNINGTON based sports project is calling for votes after being shortlisted for the National Lottery Awards.

The New Opportunities in Sport and Exercise for Looked-after Children initiative provided young people and care leavers in Northumberland with the chance to try out a variety of sports through free events around the county.

The Lottery-funded scheme has made it to the semi-finals of the awards, which aim to recognise the difference projects have made to local communities. The winners will receive £2,000.

To vote for the Stannington project call 0844 836 9725 or visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards Voting runs to midday on Monday, June 20.