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Brain injury centre scans web for votes for cash

PUBLISHED: 17:53 06 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:31 05 October 2010

A CHARITY using music to help long-term brain injury recovery has been shortlisted for a National Lottery award. The Headway East London centre is appealing for the public’s vote when it goes on BBC 1

A CHARITY using music to help long-term brain injury recovery has been shortlisted for a National Lottery award.

The Headway East London centre is appealing for the public’s vote to get through to the finals of a national contest to be shown on BBC 1.

It has already been awarded £10,000 for their unique music therapy project earlier this year.

Now the National Lottery has invited the charity to submit its project in a nationwide contest.

Headway’s Music Makes the World Go Round has been shortlisted in the Best Arts’ category to compete against nine other projects in their arts category.

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“Lottery funding can make a big difference to our music therapy project,” said Headway East London Chief Executive Miriam Lantsbury. “The awards are a chance to spread the word about what we do—so we’re hoping people get behind us and vote.”

The centre in Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, was chosen from 500 charities up and down the country for the semi-finals shortlist of 70 projects, in seven categories.

But it can only reach the final round to appear on BBC 1’s National Lottery Awards if enough supporters cast their votes online here or phone 0844-6861624. Voting ends July 10.


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