Theatre Modo’s lottery bid now on Wednesday 27th

Theatre Modo’s bid for £50,000 of Lottery cash in The People’s Millions TV competition has been postponed - for one day.

Owing to the publication of the White Paper on Devolution, STV is staging a one-hour political special on the 26th.

That means Theatre Modo’s bid will be televised a day later on Wednesday, November 27.

The People’s Millions 2013, which will take place on STV North evening regional news during the week beginning next week will give six selected community groups across the region the opportunity to win over the public on why they deserve a life changing Lottery Award.

There are three, £50,000 awards up for grabs in the region – one award for each night, as well as a bonus award for the runner with the most phone votes across the week.

If Theatre Modo’s ‘Modo-Circus with Purpose’ project comes out on top, they will run a series of weekly circus skills workshops for young people in three areas of the North-east of Scotland. Voting numbers will be available on the day the projects are due to appear on STV with Telephone voting lines opening at 9am on each day and winners announced the following day.

You can call 10 times from one phone number to register support for Modo between 9am until midnight on the Wednesday.

Calls costs 11p per call from from BT landlines, but check with your network as calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will considerably more.

The voting phone number will be advertised on the People’s Millions website ( and in the Daily Mirror on the day.

A short video about the project will be shown on the ITV regional news between 6pm and 6.30pm.

Jackie Killeen, Director, Big Lottery Fund in Scotland said: “The highly imaginative range of projects shortlisted for The People’s Millions this year really will enable local lives to be changed by the viewing public.

“While it will undoubtedly present a challenge for the public to decide which good cause to choose, the end result is certain to benefit communities in need. We want to encourage everyone to show their support for the projects which capture their imagination, as every single vote counts!”

Backing the Modo bid, Councillor Stephen Smith said: “Theatre Modo has staged some truly breathtaking events in the Buchan area over the past few years. The young people involved have performed magnificently and have been rewarded with huge turnouts of people.”