Runners-up in National Lottery Awards

21 Aug 2013

Silver Song Clubs have claimed a runners-up spot in this year's National Lottery Awards.


Silver Song Clubs provide singing programmes which improve the health and wellbeing of older people living with long-term health conditions. The Clubs provide singing sessions in the community, care homes and hospitals. Singing triggers long-term memory, provides an enjoyable and stimulating social activity, and reduces loneliness and isolation.

We beat off hundreds of other entries to be shortlisted in the Best Health Category and attracted almost two thousand votes but lost out to the Ichthyosis Support Group for the top prize.


Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman lent his support to their campaign for votes last month:


The National Lottery Awards recognise the inspirational impact of National Lottery funded across all sections of society. National Lottery players raise more than £35 million for good causes throughout the UK every week.


Stuart Brown, Director of Sing For Your Life, the organisation which runs Silver Song Clubs, said: “First and foremost I wish to thank everyone who voted for us and to congratulate the winners. We were pleasantly surprised to reach the Final and, without doubt, the competition has been an extremely valuable experience which will provide lasting benefit. Taking part has not only raised our profile but encouraged us to develop the use of social media. We will continue to build on the platforms we have created.”


Congratulating Silver Song Clubs on their efforts, Jackie O'Sullivan from the National Lottery Awards said: "Regardless of the outcome everyone involved in the Silver Song Clubs 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 Silver Song Clubs should be highlighted in this way for their invaluable contribution to society. We sincerely hope their involvement in this campaign has raised awareness of this fantastic organisation and inspired others to get involved to help continue their good work."


Winners of the National Lottery Awards will receive their awards and a £2,000 cash prize at a star-studded ceremony in London in September which will be broadcast on BBC One and hosted by the actor John Barrowman.


Once again we would like to thank everyone who voted for us, your support is much appreciated.