Countdown is on as Piece Hall asks for your votes in lottery awards

Nick Taylor and Coun Barry Collins lift the banner for the National Lottery Awards at the Piece Hall, Halifax with Nicky Chase-Thmpson, Claire Slattery, Robin Tuddenham, Megan Sealy and Jo Fullman.
Nick Taylor and Coun Barry Collins lift the banner for the National Lottery Awards at the Piece Hall, Halifax with Nicky Chase-Thmpson, Claire Slattery, Robin Tuddenham, Megan Sealy and Jo Fullman.

The countdown is on with just one week to go to vote for the Piece Hall Hall transformation project in the prestigious National Lottery Awards 2018.

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The scheme is the only West Yorkshire project competing in the Best Heritage Project category, after beating off stiff competition from over 700 organisations.

Councillor Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Transforming The Piece Hall was a visionary and courageous project, so we’re absolutely thrilled that the hard work of everyone involved is being recognised in the National Lottery Awards.

“There’s still time to register your vote, so please show your love for this magnificent destination and get voting.”

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The Piece Hall transformation was made possible by funding from Calderdale Council, £7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund – thanks to National Lottery players – and support from the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation.

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Nicky Chance-Thompson, the Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “We are delighted that The Piece Hall has received so many major industry accolades and awards since its transformation.

"It’s clear that this wonderful building has captured the hearts of people not just in Calderdale but from across the wider UK and beyond.

"That this award is based on votes from the public means so much and everyone that’s voted so far has given us a huge boost in confidence as we continue to realise and deliver our vision of creating a well visited and highly acclaimed world class cultural destination that Calderdale, Yorkshire and the UK can be proud of.

"I hope that everyone who has visited The Piece Hall and love it as much as we do are as proud of being considered for this award as we are.”

To vote visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/piece-hall, tweet using #NLAPieceHall or call 0844 836 9703 (calls cost 5p). Voting runs until midnight on July 27.