Charity Gala Celebrations

16 February 2012

Clapham-based charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) is celebrating the vital on-going support of the Postcode Green Trust. During 2011 YDMT received £78,073 in unrestricted funding from the Trust.

David Sharrod, YDMT Director, commented “Thanks to the support of Postcode Green Trust – funded entirely by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery – the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust is doing more than ever before. We are able to deliver more projects that benefit the environment and our communities – like restoring native broadleaf woodland and wildflower hay meadows, and co-ordinating training and work experience in the field of countryside management for local young people.”

People’s Postcode Lottery has raised over £16.3 million in total for charities in England, Scotland and Wales to date. Every year the organisation hosts a Charity Gala, offering charities the opportunity to meet the team and reflect on the past year.

This year’s Charity Gala was held recently at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and it provided the perfect opportunity for charities such as YDMT to celebrate the impressive level of funding raised by the players of the lottery for good causes during 2011. For every £2 spent with People’s Postcode Lottery, 40p goes directly to local charities.

Jo Bucci, Managing Director of People’s Postcode Lottery also said, “We are so proud of our support of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. To date our players have enabled the charity to bring more than 1,200 disabled or disadvantaged people to the Yorkshire Dales every year, often for the first time, to enjoy all kinds of activities and adventures in the beautiful countryside. We are thrilled that at a time when funding opportunities are becoming increasingly thin, we are, thanks to our growing number of players, able to offer growing financial support for all of our charity partners across Yorkshire.”

YDMT’s David Sharrod added, “We are very grateful to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for all their support. In total YDMT has received an incredible £225,332 from the lottery and every penny plays a vital role in enabling us to continue our important work across the Yorkshire Dales and safe-guarding this special place for future generations.”


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