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Lottery's boost for environment

This week, as every June, the world highlights environment issues on World Environment Day.

The National Lottery also supports environmental good causes.

It has invested £127m in nearly 4,000 environmental projects across the UK. This funds a broad mixture of activities, such as allotments, wildfowl and wetlands, regeneration, cycling projects and energy-efficiency programmes.

In Northern Ireland in the last year alone, nearly £750,000 has been invested in environment projects, which benefit other sectors, like health and education.

These include Castle Espie in Co Down and Community Horticultural Enterprise in Fermanagh.

More information can be found at www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk

JOAN GRENVILLE

National Lottery promotions unit

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