Solace Women’s Aid’s Silver Project is through to the finals of this year’s National Lottery Awards and needs your vote to win.
The Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they recognise and celebrate the difference that Lottery-funded projects make to communities across the UK.
Solace Women’s Aid’s Silver Project supports women in London aged 55 years and over who are affected by domestic and sexual violence. The project provides women with tailored one-to-one support to help improve their safety, health and confidence. It also provides training for professionals such as doctors, nurses, care workers and police officers to help them spot signs of abuse amongst older people.
The National Lottery Awards have seven categories – each reflecting an area of Lottery funding: Sport; Heritage; Arts; Environment; Health; Education; and Voluntary/Charity. The Silver Project is one of only seven projects to make it through to the finals in the Best Health Project category.
Mary Mason, CEO Solace Women’s Aid says: “We’re delighted that our Silver Project has reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards. With increased awareness of abuse we are tragically seeing more and more extremely vulnerable women over 55 in need of support following years or even decades of horrendous domestic or sexual violence. The Silver Project, funded by Lottery money, provides each woman with individual, often life-saving support. By voting for our Silver Project, the importance of this vital work will be recognised nationally, enabling us to help even more older-women who are being abused behind closed doors.”
The winning project in each category will receive national recognition on a star-studded BBC One TV show in early September and, in addition to the Lottery funding they have already received, will be given a £3,000 cash prize to spend on their project.
Voting for the finals starts at 9am on 22 June and ends at midnight on 20 July.
To register your vote for The Silver Project call 0844 836 9704 or log on to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards/health