Ruffley will support Lukeswood - Elmswell's community woodland project - in the TV final of The People's Millions on 23 November UPDATE: ELMSWELL WON!

Thursday, 19 November, 2009

Lukeswood- Elmswell's community woodland project- has been chosen for the final of the People's Millions TV competition, run by the Big Lottery Fund.

If the Elmswell project wins on Monday evening, £49,999 will be awarded to the Lukeswood project- 7 acres of amenity woodland open to all- that will enrich the lives of Elmswell residents for generations to come. Lukeswood will be competing against a project in Lowestoft.

A short film of the project will be broadcast during the Anglia TV regional evening news at 6.00 pm on Monday 23 November. The winning project will be chosen by public telephone vote, open from 9.00pm to midnight on Monday, 23 November.

The project is being managed by ElmsWild, a group of dedicated volunteers, set up with the help of the Green Light Trust charity. ElmsWild has been working to improve wildlife habitats in Elmswell for the last six years.

David said:

'I will be supporting Lukeswood on Monday evening. It is a wonderful achievement for this Elmswell project to reach the final of The People's Millions.

'Elmswell has a very successful track record when it comes to environmental projects. This year they are 'Suffolk's Greenest Community' and last year they were 'Suffolk Village of the Year'. Let's hope they can make it three in a row by winning on Monday evening!'


The telephone number for voting will be released on Monday 23 November:

• at 9.00 am on the website-

• published in the Daily Mirror newspaper

• announced during the Anglia TV programme at 6.00 pm

You can vote up to 10 times on any phone line, anywhere in the UK. Calls cost 10p (mobile phones may be more).