FORMER radio presenter Judie McCourt is encouraging all Journal readers to get behind their chosen charity and ensure they make their Vote that Counts.
The ex-TFM DJ turned Vote that Counts ambassador, who grew up in Consett, said she was delighted to see the contest come to the region.
“It’s brilliant to have it in the North East,” said Judie, who now lives just outside Darlington.
“I was born here and bred here and it’s great to have it in our own region. It has been very successful in Scotland and Wales, I’m generally not a competitive girl but I want more votes here than anywhere else.
“It’s a massive thing for the charities and they can do what they like with the money from People’s Postcode Trust. Let’s hope everyone in the region gets behind it.” Judie worked as a presenter on the airwaves of Teesside for over 17 years, and now acts as a People’s Postcode Lottery street prize presenter, touring the country as winning cheques land in the different postcodes across the country.
As part of her role, she also gets to lend her support to great charity projects, including the Vote that Counts. “This is the best job in the world,” said Judie. “Working with charities, winners, good causes – being part of People’s Postcode Lottery has it all.
“We’ve already seen how beneficial the campaign has been, so it’s exciting to have it here.
“I just don’t envy the readers who will have to chose which charity they would like to support – this campaign has a fantastic mix.
“Good luck to them all.”