Wildlife Trusts Wales celebrates support from People's Postcode Lottery players

Thursday 26th January 2017

Charities with their cheques!

Wildlife Trusts Wales is delighted to have attended the 2017 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £66.3 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2016 - thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Wildlife Trusts Wales is one of 69 charities that benefitted from this incredible funding in 2016 with £225,000 received in 2016 alone. 

The news of the funding total was shared at the annual event, on Tuesday 24 January, at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh. The Charity Gala celebrated the phenomenal achievements of charities working across Great Britain and internationally that are supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The event was attended by HRH Prince Charles, Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster Dermot Murnghan and TV presenter Fiona Philips. Entertainment on the night was provided by Mica Paris and Soul Nation.

During the year, thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, The Wildlife Trusts will inspire and connect people to nature through precious species and wild places, provide thousands of children of all ages with opportunities to spend time in nature through outdoor learning activities and will stand up for and defend wild places when they face significant threat.
This funding enables the six local Wildlife Trusts in Wales to continue delivering education opportunities and events for local communities and schools, as well as maintaining reserves and wildlife sites around the region, continuing our vital conservation work.

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

“This support helps us continue to protect wildlife across Wales. Thank you so much to players – your generosity really does make a huge difference.”

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “Our Gala is such a special time in People’s Postcode Lottery’s calendar where we come together and celebrate the incredible amount of money raised by our players and the fantastic work carried out by the supported charities as a result of the support. We continue to be overwhelmed by the incredible support of our players and thank them for their funding.”