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Cutty Sark ship scoops second place at National Lottery Awards
GREENWICH’S Cutty Sark just missed out on winning the top prize in this year’s National Lottery Awards.
The restored iconic tea clipper beat off hundreds of entries to claim the runners-up spot in the Best Heritage Category.
The Cutty Sark Conservation Project gained more than 4,000 votes but just lost out to winner Gartnavel Chapel.
The fire-ravaged ship was reopened by the Queen last April following a £50m revamp which included raising it 11 ft into the air .
Jackie O'Sullivan, from the National Lottery Awards, said: "Regardless of the outcome everyone at the Cutty Sark Conservation Project should be extremely proud of their achievements.
"The National Lottery Awards showcase the life changing impact of National Lottery funding on individuals and communities. “It is fitting that Cutty Sark should be highlighted in this way for their invaluable contribution to society.”
"We sincerely hope their involvement in this campaign has raised awareness of this fantastic organisation and inspired others to get involved to help continue their good work."
National Lottery Awards’ winners will receive their awards and a £2,000 cash prize at a star-studded ceremony in London in September which will be hosted by actor John Barrowman.
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