The What’s Your National Treasure campaign launched today and is asking the general public to choose their favourite venue from a range of 48 well-known, much loved places in the UK which have all received lottery funding. The line-up includes Ben Nevis and the Emirates Arena in Scotland; the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the National Space Centre in England; Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and the National Botanic Gardens in Wales and the Giant's Causeway and SS Nomadic in Ireland, to name just a few.
In addition, the UK National Lottery has compiled a list of twenty celebrities based on their achievements as ambassadors of National Lottery funding or for their support of projects that have received lottery funding. The public is being asked to choose their favourite celebrity from a list which includes five celebrities from each country in the UK and features household names like Colin Firth, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Stephen Fry, Sir Chris Hoy, James McAvoy, Esther Rantzen and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
The campaign aims to highlight that an incredible £31 billion has been raised through sales of Lotto and EuroMillions tickets and has funded a wide variety of projects all across the UK over the past 20 years. National Lottery officials have said that this is a fun way for the public to show their support for the projects that they care about while raising awareness of the impact that £31 billion has had on the UK since the first UK Lotto draw in 1994.
Votes can be cast on the Lottery Good Causes Facebook page up until midnight on Tuesday 27th May 2014 and the results will be announced later this year.
Further information on National Lottery Good Causes can be found on Lottery.co.uk.
Written by Grace Mee