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Public vote Chipperfield based charity, Playskill, into top three for National Lottery Awards
A Chipperfield based charity that supports children with special needs made it into the top three for a national award.
Playskill beat hundreds of other entries to make it into the final and faced a nationwide public vote. The organisation attracted 2,549 votes in the Best Education Category at this year’s National Lottery Awards, which placed them in third position.
Andrea Clarke, team leader at Playskill, said: "I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who took the time out of their busy day to vote for us. Over two and a half thousand people recognised the importance of the work we are doing and this is reward enough for us.
"Obviously we are disappointed not to have been crowned the overall winners, but for such a small organisation it is incredible to make it to top three and any opportunity to publicise our work to a wider audience is so beneficial."
"Thanks to Lottery-funding we now operate two groups [in Watford and Hemel] but they are already at capacity. There is a waiting list for both."
Playskill is a charity based in Tower Hill, Chipperfield, and was set up by Ms Clarke in 2006. They support parents and children with special physical needs, running weekly groups.
Jackie O'Sullivan from the National Lottery Awards said: "Regardless of the outcome everyone at Playskill should be extremely proud of their achievements.
"The National Lottery Awards showcase the life changing impact of National Lottery funding on individuals and communities. It is fitting that Playskill should be highlighted in this way for their invaluable contribution to families in Watford as well as the wider community.
"We sincerely hope their involvement in this campaign has raised awareness of this fantastic organisation and the inspirational work it undertakes."
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