People’s Postcode Lottery Charity Gala celebrates £66.3m raised in 2016

first_imgHRH Prince Charles and BBC’s Planet Earth presenter Sir David Attenborough joined 370 guests at gala held at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House.Sir David accepted a cheque for £250,000 on behalf of Fauna & Flora International, of which he is vice-president.Sir David Attenborough receives £250,000 for Fauna and Flora InternationalHe thanked players of the lottery, saying:“Over its 113-year history, Fauna & Flora International has saved species from extinction and habitats from destruction. Raising FFI’s profile as a leading conservation organisation will enable them to further educate and encourage people, businesses and governments to behave more sustainably.“I’m thrilled that the award from players of People’s Postcode Lottery will help them gain new supporters and join forces with them to stop biodiversity decline.”£2.5m Dream Fund winners announcedThree winners of the £2.5 million Dream Fund were announced at the gala. The fund offers organisations the opportunity to apply for financial support to bring their dream project to life. Advertisement Story Starters received £1 million. It is a joint project between children’s literacy charity Beanstalk, the Imagination Library, founded by country music legend Dolly Parton, and The University of Liverpool. The project aims to ensure children start primary school able to read well, regardless of their background and giving children the chance to write their own life story.From Surviving to Thriving, a joint project between the British Red Cross, the Refugee Council and UpRising, also received a cheque for £1 million. The project aims for all asylum-seeking children in the UK to be safe and cared for.Money Mechanics, a project between financial enterprise charity MyBnk, The Royal Association for Deaf people and The Royal London Society for Blind People, received a cheque for £532,000. It will equip deaf, blind and partially-sighted young people aged 16-25 with the money management, employability and life skills that they need to be financially confident and to take control of their lives.About the People’s Postcode LotteryThe People’s Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities. Since 2005 players have raised £168.4 million for charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes. They pay £10 for 10 draws paid monthly in advance with prizes every day, with a minimum of 30% going directly to charities.The maximum amount a single ticket can win is 10% of the draw revenue to a maximum of £400,000. Tagged with: lottery fundraising People’s Postcode Lottery Howard Lake | 31 January 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 People’s Postcode Lottery Charity Gala celebrates £66.3m raised in 2016center_img  156 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 The People’s Postcode Lottery held its annual gala in Edinburgh last week at which it celebrated the £66.3 million that its players had generated for charities in 2016. This was £27 million more than had been raised and donated in 2015.  155 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Limerick pride Festival 2017 gives youth a voice

first_imgAdvertisement This year’s Pride festival will run from Monday, July 10 to Sunday, July 16, the week-long festival will include workshops, support meetings and discussions as well as evening events in venues throughout the city. NewsLocal NewsLimerick pride Festival 2017 gives youth a voiceBy Cian Reinhardt – June 13, 2017 1108 Friends of Pride pictured at the launch of Limerick LGBT Pride Festival 2017 at the clayton Hotel. limerick Pride 2017 runs from July 10-16 with the parade on July 15. picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerickThe countdown to Limerick LGBTQ Pride Festival 2017 officially began with the launch at the Clayton Hotel in Limerick City on Monday, June 12 with the message of giving the youth of Limerick a voice. Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat The annual Limerick LGBTQ Pride Parade on Saturday, July 15, will bring some pizzazz, music and colour to Limerick City Centre, gathering at City Hall at 1.30pm the Parade will make its way at 2.30pm sharp up O’Connell Street, across Mallow Street to Henry Street, past Arthurs Quay Park and returning to City Hall. After the parade people will gather at the Hunt Museum for the PrideFest party which includes special guests Hands in Harmony Deaf Community Choir and drag performances from Shyanne O’Shea and Charnell Clearwater among other performers. TAGSFestivalLGBT LimerickLimerick PrideNewspride festival 2017 WhatsApp Previous articleMinister Simon Harris officially opens Emergency DepartmentNext articleWav Mastering founder celebrates 30 vibrant years in music industry Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Facebook Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow  That night after PrideFest, X-Factor star Saara Aalto will headline the Pride Climax Party at Dolans Warehouse with support from Limerick singer/songwriter Doreen Grimes. Email Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Print Speaking at the launch Lou McCormack, Chairperson Limerick LGBTQ Pride 2017 said, “There is something for everyone culminating in the annual Pride Parade and the PrideFest party directly after the Parade at the Hunt Museum.  We want to welcome everyone to join us in celebrating LGBTQ culture in Limerick and show Limerick for the truly open and accepting city that she is.” Linkedin Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Friends of Pride pictured at the launch of Limerick LGBT Pride Festival 2017 at the clayton Hotel. limerick Pride 2017 runs from July 10-16 with the parade on July 15. picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerickRichard Lynch, PRO Limerick LGBTQ Pride 2017 said, “our theme this year is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBTQ) Youth. Ireland voted YES to same-sex marriage in 2015, a new generation has spoken who were responsible for that historic victory. This generation is our future leaders and we want to give them a platform as the voice of a new Ireland.” Twitterlast_img read more