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More cash for good causes

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Postcode Lottery increases percentage of ticket price that goes to charities

Extra cash is to go to good causes after the People’s Postcode Lottery announced it is increasing the percentage it gives from ticket sales to charities.

An extra 2.5% will be generated by increasing the amount given to charities from 50p to 55p from each £2 ticket sale.

The lottery has generated £72.2million for more than 1,500 charities, good causes, and grassroot organisations throughout Great Britain and internationally since its launch in 2008.

People’s Postcode head of charities, Clara Govier, said: “Our players have already raised a fantastic amount for charities and good causes and should be delighted that they will now be able to raise even more.

“New communities will be able to benefit from funds on a local, national and international level. Whether it is £600 for a new community park, or £3.6 million for Maggie’s, the impact of our players support is incredible and in many cases, life-changing.”

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust (DKHT), who were announced last year as a newly supported charity of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, is just one of 60 beneficiaries set to benefit from the extra amount raised.

Funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery will allow DKHT to help even more young people not in education or employment to reach their full potential across Great Britain.

Dame Kelly said: “We are absolutely delighted to hear that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are able to award an extra 2.5% to charities and good causes from every ticket. These funds will help The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust continue to make a difference to the young people across the country through our team of athlete mentors.

"I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who plays.”