PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has hailed the total £502,763 of Lottery cash awarded to projects in his constituency between July and November.

Age UK Lancashire got £293,756 to improve older people’s health.

East Lancs People First got £164,518 for activities for those with learning disabilities.

East Lancashire Community Action Project won £9,024 to upgrade IT equipment.

Friends of Greenfield Local Nature Reserve received £8,521 to train volunteers.

Break the Cycle won £8,450 to help ex-offenders.

The Rocking Horse Club – Pendle Ltd got £7,700 to create a forest school for children.

Pendle Community High School and College received £5,000 to help a Nelson special school to run activities.

Casualties Union – Pendle Study Circle won £2,900 to boost first aid services.

Hodges House Residents Association (Nelson) was awarded £2,894.

Mr Stephenson said: “To have over half a million pound of awards made in just a four month period is fantastic news.”