As many of you know I am closely involved with an amazing UK based charity called Envision. The organisation aims to challenge the general perception that young people are apathetic and disengaged, so they seek to support 16-19 year olds to develop the skills, awareness, confidence and motivation through the development of their own social and environmental projects. The projects not only achieve positive change but inspire their creators and others by making a real difference. For more information about envision see www.envision.org.uk

Envision has just been selected by an independent body as a semi-finalist in the National Lottery Awards. This means that, out of 720 other projects, Envision is regarded as one of the best education projects funded by the National Lottery.

The challenge now is to help Envision get to the finals in the public vote! They are competing against 9 other education projects. With help from their supporters the organisation could become one of the 3 to make it to the final round – which will be broadcast live on BBC1. I, and the Envision team, would be really really grateful if you can vote for them at the following link (and yes – it is free to vote!) http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards/shortlist.cfm?id_category=2

Or if that does not work try pasting : www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards.

Voting closes at midday on 4 July. So be speedy and thanks so much! Hopefully this will get the organisation even more recognition for its wonderful work…..