Players of People's Postcode Lottery raise over £40 million

Monday 12 May 2014

We're delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have now raised over £40 million for charities.

We're delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have now raised an amazing £41,572,783 for charities and good causes since the lottery’s launch in 2008.

Maggie’s relies on ongoing support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, whose parent company is Novamedia.

The money has made a massive difference to hundreds of communities with funding awarded to numerous grass route groups and local projects as well as national and international charities.

Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery has helped Maggie’s continue to offer an evidence based programme of support for people with cancer, as well as their families and friends, across Scotland.

Over the last five years Maggie’s has received more than £3 million in funding from the charity lottery. Enough to fund almost 84,000 visits to our Centres, helping people receive the vital support they need to live with, through and beyond cancer.

Sharon OLoan, Maggie's Fundraising Director in Scotland says:

“£41.5 million is a staggering figure and players should feel very proud of the support they are providing to charities across Scotland, England and Wales. The support we’ve personally received from Players of People’s Postcode Lottery has been phenomenal and we simply couldn’t do what we do for people affected by cancer without their support”

People’s Postcode Lottery and their sister lotteries in the Netherlands and Sweden were collectively announced as the second largest charitable private donor in the world, according to British business-focused newspaper City AM.  In total over £4.9 billion has been awarded to good causes across the globe.

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