People's Postcode Lottery has announced that players have now raised over £200 Million for good causes since its launch in 2005. This incredible amount has enabled our 2,800 plus supported charities, throughout Great Britain and beyond, to achieve incredible things.
To celebrate this amazing milestone, we asked some of our supported charities what they have been able to achieve thanks to the funding. Some of these statistics include:
- The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust dedicated 200 hours per athlete to delivering programmes
- The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust brought over 8,000 people from disadvantaged and urban backgrounds to the Yorkshire Dales to experience health and wellbeing benefits
- PDSA reached 200,000 school children through workshops
- Royal Voluntary Service provided practical support, companionship and social activities for 30,000 older people across Great Britain
- Riding for the Disabled Association acquired 4,225 new riding hats, and
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew collected 5.8 million tree seeds for long term conservation and restoration right across the UK.
People's Postcode Lottery's Managing Director Jo Bucci said, "Raising over £200 Million for good causes across Great Britain is a massive achievement and it's all thanks to generous players. £200 Million is such a fantastic amount - it can be difficult to comprehend how much it really is, but by speaking to our supported charities and seeing what the funding means to them in numbers, it's incredible to see what a difference it can make. Thanks so much to everyone who plays."
You can read more about the benefits to our supported charities of this amazing achievement by our players in our £200 Million Funding Infographic (PDF, 646KB).