Vote Now to Boost Team East Lothian ACs Chance of Winning a Share of £1Million Fund

Team East Lothian AC is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide, but first they need online votes to win. Just click here :

Persimmon Homes (Scotland) is backing Team East Lothian AC to be a prize winner at a gala dinner in October, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those winning the most online votes.

Jamie Bowie, representing Team East Lothian AC, said: “It is a huge achievement to have been selected as a regional finalist, but now we really need people to get behind us and get voting so that we are in the strongest possible position to earn one of the top three cash awards on the night.”

Team East Lothian AC aims to inspire, engage and support young people in the community to improve health and wellbeing through athletics. The club has a strong specialist coaching team that supports a large group of young, keen athletes and para athletes who are delivering inspiring results at Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, and at Cross County events at local, district, national and international levels. The club’s community engagement programme builds on that inspiration to help young people, of all ages and abilities, to achieve their potential. Plans are in place to use a cash award to continue work on youth athletics development and enable the club to further enhance athletics facilities in East Lothian.

Jamie added: “Voting could not be simpler. Just go to and vote for us. You can vote daily. We would really appreciate everyone’s support.”

Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation. Through the scheme, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.

Persimmon Homes is an official partner of Team GB and the Persimmon Charitable Commission enlisted the help of athletes Jason Kenny and Laviai Nielsen to help determine the three regional finalists for each business division.

One initiative from each category will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme to be decided by a public vote.

As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each sector, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.

Online voting opened on 27 July and will close at midnight on 18 September 2020. To support Team East Lothian AC please visit and vote daily: