11 March 2009
Knowing that People's Postcode Lottery players have raised over £1.7 million is one thing, but how does this affect the charities on a practical level.
Below, representatives from People's Postcode Lottery's charity partners describe what the donations have allowed them to acheive.
What our charities say:
“Non-restricted funds are almost impossible to come by. The money we receive from the People’s Postcode Lottery is invaluable at this time of growth and development at Daisy Chain.”
Matt Simpson, Daisy Chain
“The money we have received from the People’s Postcode Lottery has inspired our trustees with confidence. Knowing that we have funds coming from People’s Postcode Lottery gives us less reason to panic in the current economic climate.”
David Sharrod, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
“Support from the People’s Postcode Lottery has underwritten the growth of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. It gives us confidence and flexibility to grow the Trust as well as adding depth and quality to everything we do.”
Mike Pratt, Northumberland Wildlife Trust
“Thanks to the People’s Postcode Lottery we have been able to employ a full-time fundraiser. Not only that, thanks to the unrestricted funds, we are able to spend money on the basics that help the Trust run smoothly.”
Joe Cole, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
“The £11,000 we have received from the People’s Postcode Lottery pays for 1,000 three-way calls between missing children and their parents. It can pay for 1,000 ‘Safe & Well’ messages from missing adults to their families to let them know they’re ok. £11,000 also pays for a call worker for three months.”
Donna Holland, Missing People
“Regular funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery helps Children North East look to the future. It helps us keep projects going and once they’re proven, we can apply for funding from other sources.”
Catrina Flynn, Children North East