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Posted On: 16th Sep 2015

Award On Tour

A National Lottery Award is not to be sniffed at!
John Barrowman presents Fixers with the award a year ago
Nicola Sturgeon holds the award

It’s covered at least 3,000 miles, taken trips on planes and trains, and has passed through the hands of hundreds of Fixers, who are campaigning on everything from stopping genocide to encouraging support for LGBT young people…

In the year since Fixers was voted the UK’s Best Charity in the 2014 National Lottery Awards, the coveted trophy has become the competition’s most well travelled piece of silverware.

The award has been on tour, taking in the sights at locations including Inverness and Omagh, Swansea and Plymouth.

It’s been sniffed at by a cow in Devon, was the star attraction at a school assembly in Tadcaster and has been pictured with the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.

Fixers first heard news of the National Lottery Award win during a surprise visit from Tinchy Stryder last September. The musician and entrepreneur broke the news during a workshop run by Fixer Chelsey Jay.

The charity was originally selected from over 750 entries, before fending off tough competition from six other finalists in a public vote.

The award was presented at a glitzy ceremony hosted by TV presenter and actor John Barrowman, which was televised on BBC One. This month the title will pass to a new winner.

Jackie O’Sullivan, Director of the National Lottery Promotions Unit, said: ‘I was delighted to see Fixers win and really enjoyed meeting some of them at the National Lottery Awards ceremony.

‘They are a really inspiring bunch, and it’s no surprise that they have come up with such an innovative way of sharing their success.

‘Theirs has to be the most well travelled National Lottery Award!’

Scroll down to see photos of the award on tour.

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Find out more about Fixer's National Lottery Award win.

The National Lottery Award feasts on fish and chips in Whitby...

...and Welsh cakes in Cardiff

It's strapped in for a car journey in Yorkshire...

...and rides the baggage carousel at Gatwick



It pays a visit to Goole Academy in East Riding of Yorkshire...



...and takes centre stage during assembly at Tadcaster Grammar School



It braves the outdoors in Newry...



...and sees snow in Glasgow



It finds its way into the hands of Courtney Hendry and her team in Dunbartonshire...



...and is passed to Annabelle Napper (front right) and her group in Hartlepool



It stops at a Titantic tribute on its journey...



...and takes like a duck to water in this peaceful setting


Author: Emily Tolloczko


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