Good evening all. I'm involved with the Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps, and we are in the running for a grant. If you could find time to read the following and then please vote for us, it would be very much appreciated. Kev We are in the running for a grant for £6,000 to fund towards a music school and will need you all to get busy and drive the online votes up. The scheme is via Nat West and the voting system in very simple to do and will probably take you less than a minute. The secret to driving up the votes is to get busy and get everyone you know to do the same. I believe you have to register your email address to vote, therefore if you have a work email and a personal email address (hotmail/googlemail/aol/ntlworld/) then you may be able to get to vote more than once. Therefore I have drawn up a list of ways I can think of to drive up the votes.If any of you have some other ideas please get in touch as we have about three weeks to do this 1- firstly vote yourself from every email address you have 2- send an email to everyone in your email history/contacts asking them to do the same. 3- Get all your colleagues at work to do the same.(this was very effective when we did the lottery voting) 4- Get this onto your facebook and keep refreshing your appeals for votes. 5- Talk to people and ask them to vote. 6- Get the message onto any websites- forums or other online sites appealing for votes. The good thing about this time is that we can actually see how the voting is going. One lesson we learned last time is the number of people who said they had voted against what we actually polled does differ, so you will need to get onto your firends to get them to do what they said they have. Lastly by my estimation we have to be in the top three out of about 35 to get the funds. This organisation loves a contest and a challenge and here is a big one to go for. Here is the all important link to the site. http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/3950 Once again, many thanks in anticipation.