Whizz-Kidz 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.
Whizz-Kidz is one of 69 charities that benefitted from this incredible funding in 2016 with £350,000 received in 2016 alone.
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.
The generosity of players of the People’s Postcode Lottery in 2016 brought the total support since 2013 to more than three quarters of a million pounds.
Many thousands of disabled children and young people are still waiting for the right equipment to give them the freedom to fully enjoy their childhoods. The continued support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery helps Whizz-Kidz provide the right mobility equipment, and essential life skills training, to young wheelchair users across the UK, giving them the chance to achieve their true potential.
Jon Sawford is Whizz-Kidz’s Director of Services, he said:
“Since 2013, funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery has helped us carry out life-changing work with disabled young people, so it was a real pleasure to be able to join the other charities who’ve also benefitted to celebrate, together, the incredible work we’ve been able to achieve.
“The continued generosity from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery really does make a huge difference to the lives of disabled people across the UK, for which everyone at Whizz-Kidz is hugely grateful.”
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.”