Lottery players raise £76,000 for YDMT!
October 16, 2012
This month we’ve had some amazing news. We’ve received a rather large cheque for £76,000 from People’s Postcode Lottery.
For every £2 People’s Postcode Lottery ticket sold 40p goes direct to good causes. The latest contribution means that players of the charity lottery have raised £301,332 for YDMT so far. This incredible level of support makes a huge difference to our charitable work in the Dales, and will benefit the region and its people in many ways.
This funding is more important than ever before. Demand for our work is growing at what is a very difficult time for charity funding. As our Director David Sharrod puts it, “Support from People’s Postcode Lottery players cannot be underestimated and we are so very thankful to everyone who plays for supporting our vital work, including woodland restoration, education and outreach, habitat conservation, and apprenticeship schemes for young people, to name just a few.”
And it’s not just the Yorkshire Dales region that has reason to celebrate as People’s Postcode Lottery has also announced that its players have raised over £20 million in total for good causes since its launch in 2008. From national charities to local good causes such as YDMT, the funding raised by players is making a huge difference to communities across the country.
Players also support grant giving body, People’s Postcode Trust, which awards project funding to community groups and charities across Great Britain. Over £4.4 million has been awarded to over 850 projects so far. The application process for awards up to £10,000 is currently open and Trustees are encouraging all eligible groups in Scotland, Wales and the Midlands to apply. Visit www.postcodetrust.org.uk for all the details.
If you’re already a People’s Postcode Lottery player thank you from all of us here at YDMT for your support. And if you’d like to join in the celebration visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk and start playing now!