Charity work celebrated at People’s Postcode Lottery Gala
Tuesday 4th February 2014
Charities attend People's Postcode Lottery Gala to receive donations
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust was delighted to attend People’s Postcode Lottery’s Charity Gala on the 29th January, which celebrated the fantastic work that has been made possible throughout 2013 thanks to players of the charity lottery. The event was also a chance to consider the opportunities that lie ahead in 2014.
In 2013 support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery allowed Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to run over 200 events which aimed to better inspire and educate the people of Yorkshire about the fantastic and varied wildlife right on their doorstep. The events included guided walks, identification workshops and craft activities for families including ‘natural art’ sessions, amongst others, with each event looking at Yorkshire’s wildlife in a slightly different way, shining light on wonders often hidden or unknown to many. Our disconnect with nature and the outdoors is often stated as a cause of increasing levels of depression and rising cases of obesity, and these events which are supported by People’s Postcode Lottery are paramount to the Trust’s work to try combat these issues whilst inspiring others about our natural world. Funding also supports the Trust’s key campaigns to create a Living Landscape across Yorkshire with interconnected wildlife-rich habitats, and a Living North Sea, which teems with wildlife.
Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery allowed Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to run over 200 events.
The Charity Gala took place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The night was a celebration of the hard work achieved by charities supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Dr Rob Stoneman, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust who attended the gala said:
“We are very grateful to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for the support they give charities like us. It was great to hear of all the fantastic work being carried out by all the charities that benefit from their support at the gala.
“We at the Trust are able to deliver so much more in Yorkshire, including work on the coast, protecting and campaigning for a North Sea teeming in wildlife, and on land, the conservation of our 95 nature reserves which span the county. This work is to make them accessible to the people of Yorkshire, but also to create the optimum habitats for the wildlife that depend on them.”
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have generated over £35.6 million for charities and good causes. This year the charity lottery was delighted to welcome Chelsea Clinton who addressed the Gala. In her special remarks, Chelsea warmly thanked players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their generous support and called for greater collaboration between all sectors to focus on the world’s challenges and turn good intentions into measurable results.