The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust 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.
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity which takes young people aged between 8-24 from across the UK on sailing adventures to help them rebuild their confidence after cancer treatment – one of 69 charities that benefitted from this incredible funding in 2016 with a life changing £425,000 received in 2016 alone.
Frank Fletcher, the Trust’s CEO adds: “The successes of 2016 would not have been possible without the generous support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Their contributions will continue to grow and shape the Trust into 2017 and for that we are very grateful.”
The support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery in 2016, alongside other individual fundraisers, meant the Trust were able to support more young people in recovery from cancer and leukaemia than ever before, with a 15% increase in numbers from 2015.
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.
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.”