UK360 - Episode 35 - Rachel Riley
01 January 2013, 01:52
Rachel Riley returns as your host for this special End of 2012 edition of UK360 – the programme that gives a voice to local communities across the UK.
As we countdown to 2013, we bring you a range of inspiring stories celebrating some of the finalists at the National Lottery Awards 2012. These awards promote projects that make a difference in local communities, and are voted for by the public. More details: http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards
Remember, if you have any thoughts on what's featured in this show, you can let us know on Twitter: #UK360
UK360 is a chance to share what's going on in your community, so drop us an email if you've got a film about an issue in your local area. Email us at UK360@communitychannel.org and we'll be sure to get back to you.
Wheels for Wellbeing
Wheels for Wellbeing has helped hundreds of people with disabilities in London to cycle using a wide variety of specially designed bikes. With the backing of National Lottery funding, the charity has grown into the biggest supporter of disability cycling in south London. Wheels for Wellbeing won Best Sports Project at the National Lottery Awards. Keep up the great work guys! More details: http://wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk
Freewheeling @Adrenaline Alley
Adrenaline Alley in Corby is an indoor skate park with a difference. Set up by Mandy Young and her husband Paul, Freewheeling is a Big Lottery Fund project that enables disabled and disadvantaged youths to participate in BMX, skating and scooter activities. More details: http://www.adrenalinealley.co.uk/
Harvest Brighton and Hove
The winner of Best Environment project at this years awards went to Harvest Brighton and Hove, which aims to help people grow their own food through training, volunteering, and providing more land for community gardens. More details: http://www.harvest-bh.org.uk/
Drumatik is an inclusive community drumming group based in the regeneration area of West Fife, Scotland. 80 per cent of Drumatik's members have a learning disability but the group supports individual achievement, proving that everyone – regardless of disability – can take part in the arts. More details: http://www.drumatik.com/
Back to Netball
In the sports category, the winning award went to Back to Netball – a project that helps women get fitter, make new friends and have fun. This a remarkable story, especially for Debbie, for whom the project helped save her life. Over 9,000 women attended Back to Netball sessions this year. Who knows how many will in 2013! More details: http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/my-game/back-to-netball
The Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum
The winner of the health category was the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum. Running since 2001, the Health Forum is a healthy living centre in Northern Ireland, which pioneers community-led health improvement.
Community Space Challenge
The Community Space Challenge is all about offering young people at risk of offending the chance to improve their community through clean-up and make-over events. This short film looks at the winners of best environment project. With 70 projects around England, the Community Space Challenge has really helped change young people's lives, as well as altering the perception of the up-and-coming generations. More details: http://www.communityspacechallenge.org/
Jubilee Time After Time
For the last film, we look at the winner of best education project who made use of this fabulous Diamond Jubilee year to help break down the elusive barriers between generations. This is a heart-warming project that is bringing people together in new and exciting ways, and making age feel like nothing more than a state of mind. Meet the Golden Oldies, and their Jubilee Time After Time project. More details: http://www.jubileetimeaftertime.org.uk/
We hope our End of Year special has helped highlight some of the uplifting and inspiring stories that have made a different to communities in the UK in 2012. If you have a film that showcases exciting or inspiring aspects of your community, email UK360@communitychannel.org for a chance to be featured in our next programme.
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