Animated video - joyous reaction to funding news

The magical moment a Harris charity was told they had received life-changing National Lottery funding has been captured and animated for the very first time.

To mark the 21st anniversary of the first National Lottery draw, the joyous reaction of the Chairperson from Tarbert-based Rionnagan Og to their good news has been released online.

Rionnagan Og was awarded £10,000 of National Lottery funding via Awards for All, a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants.

Rionnagan Og is a mother and toddler group planning to build the blocks to a healthier, more active future with a new soft play facility.

Chirsty Macleod, Chair of Rionnagan Og, said: “This is amazing news and means so much to me and my group.

“National Lottery funding allows the project to go ahead. I would like to thank The National Lottery and those who play it because now we will be able to purchase the equipment.

“This funding is going to do so much for the community.”

Rionnagan Og has ordered their new equipment and it is scheduled to be installed in December.

Jackie O’Sullivan, from the National Lottery, said: “It’s great to mark the 21st anniversary of the National Lottery by sharing these calls with our online community and beyond.

National Lottery players can be proud to support Rionnagan Og and the valuable work they carry out on behalf of children and parents in their local communities.”

Pictured is Tarbert in Harris where the group are based.