Local student talent shines a spotlight on Vale Lottery

9 Feb 2018

Photo: Wiseem, Aidan and Methunaa (left to right) from Bucks UTC.

Some of the Vale’s good causes are set to benefit from some extra publicity thanks to the film-making talents of students from Buckinghamshire University Technical College (Bucks UTC).

18-year-old Methunaa Kamalanathan and Aidan Flynn and Wiseem Nazir, both 17, have just put the finishing touches on a fantastic new video, showcasing the work of Vale Lottery, which was filmed as AVDC celebrated the scheme’s second birthday back in November.

The students, who are on a two year Information Technology course, have been working on the video as one of their projects over the last couple of months, and as well as filming all of the footage, they also carried out interviews with a number of the good causes, including Bucks Carers, Holy Cow Events, Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, Haydon Abbey School, and singer Tony Hadley. They then had the challenge of editing the piece together.

Councillor Angela Macpherson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “The students were wonderful in their professional and creative approach and we’re really pleased with the resulting video, which tells the story of all the good work Vale Lottery is doing. Thanks again for all your hard work!”

Supporting the group was IT Lecturer and Employer Engagement Lead, Alan Bailey: "It’s a pleasure to be able to offer our students the chance to use their skills gained in lessons in a live environment. They demonstrated great maturity in the execution of the task and it’s great to know that AVDC can utilise the work for future use."

Tickets for Vale Lottery cost just £1 a week, with 60p from every ticket going directly to local good causes – that’s more than double the amount donated per pound by the National Lottery, which gives just 28p, with the balance going to running costs and prizes. Players can choose their cause and buy their tickets at valelottery.co.uk where organisations can also sign up.

The video will be used to help promote Vale Lottery on social media and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/eS8yGHhMr20

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