The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) is making a final push for local support as voting for the nation’s favourite National Lottery-funded project draws to a close on Wednesday 24th July.
HWDT is competing with six other projects from across the UK for the title of Best Education Project.
Jackie O’Sullivan from The National Lottery Awards added: “I would like to congratulate the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust on reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards which is a fantastic achievement in its own right.
“Their place in the top seven is thoroughly deserved and their work is a shining example of how National Lottery funding can have a life-changing impact at the heart of communities.”
Volunteers, youth groups and school pupils come aboard the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust’s floating classroom, the Silurian, for expeditions to monitor and gain knowledge about the spectacular marine environment in the Hebrides.
The vessel was previously used during filming of the BBC’s The Blue Planet so is well equipped for educational voyages.
To register your vote for Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust call 0844 836 9677 or log on to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards
Votes can be registered for HWDT before midnight on Wednesday 24th July.
Winners will be presented with their award and a £2,000 cash prize at a star-studded ceremony which is broadcast on BBC One in September.