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Charity lottery raises £1m in first year

 

The Scottish Children's Lottery has supported more than 50 projects since it started

A Scottish charity lottery is celebrating after raising £1 million in just 12 months.

The Scottish Children’s Lottery raises funds to support children and young people’s charities and projects across four key areas: early years’ intervention, education and health, employment skills and employability, and community development and citizenship.

Hugh Hall, chair of the lottery, said: “We are delighted that funding raised through The Scottish Children’s Lottery is already making a big impact to a great many very worthy causes across the country, all thanks to the Scottish public who have signed up to the twice weekly lottery prize draws.

“We are very grateful to them and it is wonderful that, due to their generous support, we are celebrating our first anniversary by marking our first £1 million raised. We look forward to building on this success and continuing to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in Scotland.”

Organisations that have benefited include Fischy Music in Edinburgh, who received £11,696 to support wellbeing through music, and the Strathmore Centre for Youth Development in Blairgowrie (£13,853), who will put the money towards a range of projects providing opportunities for young people to realise their potential.

The Scottish Children's Lottery is run by STV.

 

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