A KIRKLEES health programme has been shortlisted for a National Lottery award.
The healthy eating programme Altogether Better Kirklees (ABK) has been shortlisted as one of the UK’s favourite lottery-funded projects for its Community Health Champions scheme.
ABK aims to encourage people and communities to be more active, improve mental health and well-being and eat more healthily.
Across Yorkshire and the Humber, it is one of 16 projects that recruit, train and support community health champions – a team who aim to motivate and support throughout neighbourhoods.
Voting has now closed and the winners will be announced at the awards show on November 5.
Lottery funding has been used to provide training, workshops, staff and volunteer expenses.
Clr Molly Walton said: “Being shortlisted is a great achievement for the ABK programme.
“It highlights the hard work of the team and their volunteers to help people and their families eat more healthily and take more exercise.”
If the project wins, it will receive an additional £2,000 prize from the National Lottery.