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Changing lives

Changing lives

We love to celebrate the difference our funding makes to people and communities.

Find below our favourite heart-warming stories about real people and real lives, changed for the better by funds from National Lottery players.

Changing lives: volunteering helps Ben turn away from trouble

The youth club at the Galley Centre offered the young people of Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, a reason to keep off the streets and out of trouble. But when bored teenagers, including some of 17-year-old Ben's friends, vandalised the centre, the youth club was closed down. It left them with nothing to do