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Coleraine’s Cornfield Project needs your votes!

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The Cornfield Project, a finalist of Grow Wild’s flagship project in Northern Ireland is calling for your votes to help it win the £135,000 award to implement a site plan which will transform and develop the use of the Cornfield site into a nature area. The project, supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council aims to not only benefit the local communities of Millburn and Ballysally but communities throughout the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough and beyond!

Voting opens from 6th October and will continue until 1st November 2015. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Grow Wild is a national wild flower campaign in its third year of wild flower campaigning, aiming to bring people together to transform a communal space by sowing and growing native plants.

The Cornfield Project, developed by Aspire Community Partnership, a collaborative consortium of local grass-roots community groups including; Focus on Family as the lead partner, Millburn Community Association, Building Ballysally Together, Oasis Causeway and Coleraine Education Community Project with other groups from the wider Causeway Coast and Glens area aiming to improve the lives of residents within local communities.

The project is supported by a range of key partners including; The Woodland Trust, who own the site; The Conservation Volunteers; Northern Health and Social Services Trust and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

Already numerous community initiatives have made a difference across Northern Ireland – with the winning flagship project set to add another level to the benefits brought by Grow Wild.

For more information about the flagship projects or the wider Grow Wild campaign, please visit www.growwilduk.com

For further information on the Cornfield Project visit www.facebook.com/thecornfieldproject or telephone Brendan Patterson, Project Manager at Focus on Family on 028 7032 9550. Voting opens from 6th October until 1st November. To vote telephone 0808 228 7703 or visit the website www.voteni.growwilduk.com/thecornfieldproject.

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