Jigsaw partner, The Great Fen, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the prestigious National Lottery Awards. The Great Fen is competing against six others in the Best Environment Project category. The project beat off stiff competition from over 1,300 organisations – a record number of entries - to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.

The project with the most votes will be crowned the winner and receive a £5,000 cash prize to spend on their project, an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy and attend a star-studded glittering Awards ceremony to be broadcast on BBC One in September.

The Great Fen is one of the biggest habitat restoration projects in Europe with the aim of restoring and maintaining landscape scale wetland habitats in the the former Holmewood Estate in Cambridgeshire to past glory. National Lottery funding has enabled this group to create habitats for wildlife along with local community benefits, as you can see in their YouTube promotion film.

Louise Rackham, The Great Fen Education and Community Manager, has said "It is working in partnerships on projects like the Spitfire memorial that has helped us reach the finals…we couldn’t do it without you people!" Jigsaw and Oxford Archaeology East worked with volunteers from the Great Fen Heritage Group and personnel from the Defence Archaeology Group in October 2015 to excavate the remains of a Spitfire X4593. You can read more about it here.

To vote for The Great Fen, please go to http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards or telephone 0844 836 9689 and follow the campaign on Twitter: hashtag #NLAwards. Voting runs for four weeks from 9am on 29 June until midnight on 27 July. Don’t forget you can vote from your home e-mail too!