There is less than a week to go to vote for Ammanford’s Jac Lewis Foundation to win the coveted ‘Project of the Year’ trophy at the National Lottery Awards 2022.

The foundation was set up in memory of the young Ammanford footballer who took his own life at the age of 27 in 2019 after five years of struggling with his mental health.

The charity, set up in his honour, aims to help people obtain quick access to mental health support, as well as providing counselling for families bereaved by suicide.

The project beat off stiff competition from more than 1,300 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards.

But with the public vote set to come to an end on October 12, time is running out to show support and The Jac Lewis Foundation is appealing for your help to get them over the line.


Anthony Rees, Chair of Trustees at the Jac Lewis Foundation, said: “We’re blown away to have reached the finals of the Project of the Year category in the National Lottery Awards 2022. 

“Jac’s tragic death affected so many people in Ammanford, and we’re determined to ensure that no-one else in our community feels like life is not worth living.

"It’s amazing to see people recognising the importance of this message by nominating the Jac Lewis Foundation and selecting us as a finalist.

“Thanks to National Lottery players, we’ve been able to provide rapid mental health support to anyone who needs it, which we know has made an incredible difference. 

“We’d urge the public to get behind us and vote to help us become 2022’s Project of the Year.” 

At the end of the month-long voting window, the finalist with the most votes will be crowned the National Lottery Awards 2022 Project of the Year.  

The winning project will receive a £5,000 cash prize and an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy.  

To cast your vote for The Jac Lewis Foundation, visit the National Lottery Awards webpage at , or simply share the hashtag #NLAJacLewis on Twitter. Voting closes at 5pm on October 12.