People's Postcode Lottery charities celebrate at the Royal Welsh Show

Monday 20th July 2015

Charities from Wales met today (Monday 20 July) at the Royal Welsh Show to celebrate the support they receive from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery which has awarded an amazing £75.6 million to good causes since its launch in 2008.

Wildlife Trusts Wales, Dogs Trust, Girlguiding, Marine Conservation Society, Canal and Rivers Trust and National Trust all receive funding, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, to deliver projects in Wales.

Support from players makes a huge difference to hundreds of communities with funding awarded to numerous grass root groups and local projects as well as national and international charities.

In 2015, Wildlife Trusts Wales will receive a total of £200,000 from the charity lottery which will allow the six Wildlife Trusts across Wales to continue their vital conservation work to protect nature for the future. The Trusts have used the funding to deliver educational opportunities and events for local communities and schools, as well as maintaining nature reserves across the country.

Rachel Sharp, Chief Executive for Wildlife Trusts Wales, said:

“The generosity from players of People’s Postcode Lottery has really helped us protect wildlife. Thanks to the funding, staff in west Wales have been able to carry out a badger vaccination programme and in Welshpool we have been able to continue a project at a local nature reserve where people from all walks of life learn practical land management skills.

“We’ve also been able to employ a marine awareness officer in north Wales who works with schools and local communities to teach them about marine wildlife."

“It has been wonderful today to meet other charities that benefit from this support. I’m sure that they will join me in saying a big thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.”

People’s Postcode Lottery players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes and for every £2 ticket bought, 55p goes directly to charities.