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Fifteen years of the Heritage Lottery Fund

Last Updated: Saturday 12th December 2009, 02:24 am

Lottery Ball Young filmmakers in the North East of England have put together a film featuring all of the North East’s finest heritage success stories. The film called ‘Fifteen’ portrays a project for every one of the fifteen years since the launch of the UK Lotto and each of the years that the Heritage Lottery Fund has been funding ventures in the area.

The film was made my Northern Stars, an academy set up by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which allows 15 to 18 year olds with a passion for films to make their own films and is supported by the Tyneside Cinema and Northern Lights Film festival.

In the last fifteen years the Heritage Lottery Fund – part of the lotto fund for good causes – has invested a massive £209 million in the North East covering a total of 1,790 projects, giving the young filmmakers plenty to base their movie on.

The movie will now be shown around the country, showcasing the work of the Heritage Lottery Fund and promoting heritage sites in the North East. All the fantastic architecture, landscapes and heritage collections of the North East have been captured in the film which is said to be very professional and should without a doubt be a big selling point for tourists, as well as boosting interest in National Lottery good causes.

Heritage is a big part of the identity of the UK and the sale of lottery tickets is helping to preserve that for future generations.

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