Shortlisted for ITV & National Lottery People’s Projects £50,000 grant, our charity needs YOUR vote now!

Posted on February 29th, 2016

The Muscle Help Foundation (MHF) is thrilled to have been chosen as a shortlisted charity to win £50,000 of lottery funding from The People’s Projects, in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund and ITV – if the charity is successful, the £50,000 will fund its innovative ‘Inspiring Hearts, Engaging Minds’ project.

The charity needs YOU to click the graphic below and VOTE NOW!


ITV will be screening a 2 and ½ minute film clip about each of the 5 shortlisted charities after the evening news on ITV (Anglia West region), week commencing Mon 29th Feb.

The film clip about the Muscle Help Foundation, its work and its growing tribe of Muscle Warriors across the nation will be broadcast on the early evening news between 6pm and 6.30pm on FRIDAY 4th MARCH.

The public will be encouraged to vote for the charity they think most deserves to receive the £50,000. Voting closes on 13th March. You can vote for us online anytime from 09.00am on Monday 29th Feb through until midday on Sunday 13th March.

MHF’s CEO Michael McGrath said:

“Never mind the ‘X Factor’ or ‘I’m a Celebrity’, the ‘MHF Factor’ is where it’s at! We started this process in September last year with one aim, to win! Six months on and having been shortlisted, we now need the public to come out and vote for us.

Never doubt that a tribe can change the world! If you are one of our past Muscle Dream beneficiaries, perhaps a family that has been touched by our work or maybe you’re one of our Muscle Warrior donors, partners or volunteers, your vote matters! And if we win, it will bring our charity a little closer to our goal of delivering 657 Muscle Dreams, that’s one life-changing experience for every muscle in the human body. That’s the power of our promise. That’s the #powerof657,” said McGrath.


To vote for our charity, click HERE or the graphic above and vote for the Muscle Help Foundation’s project ‘Inspiring Hearts, Engaging Minds’. That’s all there is to it!

If MHF wins, the charity pledges to use the grant to not only deliver more Muscle Dreams but also help young adults with muscular dystrophy explore a pathway to the world of work.

29/02 – 13/03

From Monday 29th February through until Sunday 13th March, the charity will be reaching out across the nation inviting its stakeholders to not only cast their votes but also help by encouraging others to do the same.

If you follow the charity on any of its social media platforms ie. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram, look out for posts and tweets etc that will invite you and your networks to help the charity gain additional support in encouraging the wider population to vote for us.


We will be using the hashtag #peoplesprojects in addition to #powerof657 in our social media activity, so please do join in the conversation … and let’s make sure that the ‘MHF Factor’ wins!

For more information or for a comment from MHF’s CEO Michael McGrath:



Lydia Drukarz, Director
Wavelength Public Relations
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