Charity putting its Trust in public to help win Lotto cash

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THE Capital’s oldest charity – the Dean and Cauvin Trust – is urging people to vote for it to win the title of the UK’s Best Voluntary/Charity Project.

The final round of voting for the National Lottery Awards 2011 opened today.

The Trust is the city’s only finalist competing in the awards. The two other finalists are Oasis Domestic Abuse Service in Thanet and Hands That Talk in Derry.

The Dean and Cauvin Trust has been providing a service to Edinburgh’s vulnerable youngsters since 1733.

Its lottery-funded aftercare service is in the running for the award for the work it does in helping young people to secure and set up a home, access education and training opportunities, and develop the skills required to successfully manage a tenancy.

The winner in each category will receive £2000 to spend on its project. Voting ends at midday on September 26. To vote, call 0844-836 9730.