Some of the team have shared with us their favourite letters from the alphabet campaign:
Anne Jenkins, Director of England, Midlands & East: "Difficult to select a favourite, but W for Walsall chimes with me as a town full of surprising and fascinating National Lottery Heritage Fund sites."
#MidlandsEastHeritageA2Z W has to be for #Walsall Home to beautiful parks, the @Leather_Museum and punk music.— National Lottery Heritage Fund Midlands & East (@HeritageFundM_E) September 4, 2019
If you have an idea to celebrate Walsall's heritage then book a slot to chat with us @One_Walsall 24/09 https://t.co/V06L2QcVGi pic.twitter.com/uny6PM1frJ
Jonathan Platt, Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East: "My favourite was B and Back from the Brink - one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken. The project has already taken steps to re-establish the Chequered Skipper butterfly that has not been seen in England since 1976!."
B is for bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction in the UK #MidlandsEastHeritageA2Z If you think this is important, vote @NatureBftB to win this years #NLAwards https://t.co/FdzBfRce3g pic.twitter.com/RtJLUPBSIb— National Lottery Heritage Fund Midlands & East (@HeritageFundM_E) August 6, 2019
Robyn Llewellyn, Head of Engagement, England, Midlands & East: "I’m going to go for the letter V because V = Volunteers who are so crucial to so many of the impactful projects funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund keeping our heritage alive and relevant. AND V = Venetian Waterways, one of the most recently completed, magnificent, fun projects that is going to be transformative for Great Yarmouth."
Our final V is for volunteers #MidlandsEastHeritageA2Z— National Lottery Heritage Fund Midlands & East (@HeritageFundM_E) September 3, 2019
Did you know that over 1,500 people have already volunteered to celebrate #Coventry heritage
Get involved in time for @Coventry2021 with @The_Herbert @CovTM @HistCovTrust @WKWT pic.twitter.com/sDw8DCuZR1
V is for Venetian Waterways in Gt Yarmouth. First opened in 1928 to create jobs after WW1 it was a major visitor attraction, but declined in the 70s. Now beautifully restored thanks to #volunteers and #NationalLottery #MidlandsEastHeritageA2Z pic.twitter.com/vNFyeNUvpE— National Lottery Heritage Fund Midlands & East (@HeritageFundM_E) September 3, 2019
Steve Miller,Trustee and Committee Member for England, Midlands & East: "I’d like to pick ‘R for Red Squirrel’ – our favourite National Lottery Heritage Fund flag-bearer for our very special natural heritage!"
Today’s #MidlandsEastHeritageA2Z was a tough nut to crack but R is for Red Squirrel!— National Lottery Heritage Fund Midlands & East (@HeritageFundM_E) August 28, 2019
Thanks to #NationalLottery players, @frozenark are developing a National Archive for the DNA & tissues of threatened native British animals including the Red Squirrel! https://t.co/WvnkzfLbNB pic.twitter.com/gRqtHGIEZk
Sue Beardsmore, Chair of England, Midlands & East: "K for Knights of the Raj shows how quickly things change, how important it is to capture heritage before it disappears and is forgotten – and how people need to tell their own stories to make them authentic."
We're up to K for @knightsoftheraj in our #MidlandsEastHeritageA2Z https://t.co/Nj0ArT2h5p and @SoulCityArts celebrating the pioneers of #Birmingham #bangladeshi restaurants pic.twitter.com/XZZvnxt1VZ— National Lottery Heritage Fund Midlands & East (@HeritageFundM_E) August 19, 2019
Rosie Gibson, Social Media Manager: “My favourite day from the A2Z campaign was Q because I thought they were going to find it hard to find the heritage to match, but instead I found out about two new heritage projects I’d not heard of before!”
#MidlandsEastHeritageA2Z Q is for quartzite, the rock of the beautiful Stiperstones #Shropshire Experience these beautiful spaces thanks to £1.8 million from #NationalLottery players https://t.co/FTRXvd1G57 @ShropHillsAONB @ShropsWildlife @ShropCouncil pic.twitter.com/cIm0IEWQAv— National Lottery Heritage Fund Midlands & East (@HeritageFundM_E) August 27, 2019
Take part on social media
Take a look at the #MidlandsEastHeritageA2Z hashtag on Twitter. Why not tell us your favourite letters.