We believe that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Here you can read real-life stories about people who have benefited from National Lottery funding; taking part in projects that have broadened their horizons, improved their communities, and changed their lives for the better.
20 August, 2019Martin McGuinness was 29 when he experienced his first symptoms of schizophrenia. At the time, he was married with a young son, owned his own business and was a keen marathon runner. Now, at 62, Martin has finally found peace. Read more
24 July, 2019David Gearey shares memories from his past each week at The Warm and Toasty Club, followed by live entertainment, which might get him shaking a leg on the dance floor. Watching him interact with other club members, he’s the life and soul of the party - but it wasn’t always like that. Read more
3 July, 2019With her wellington boots caked in mud, Gabby Cook looks every inch the experienced farmer as she strides across the field with several guests beside her. Few would be able to guess that until recently, Gabby would have struggled to explain the workings of the farm with a group of strangers. Read more