Dementia Adventure 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. We are one of 69 charities that benefitted from this incredible funding.
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.
Support from players of People's Postcode Lottery has enabled us to support people living with dementia, and their carers, to go on supported holidays, to get outside and connect with nature and themselves.
Lucy Harding, Chief Operating Officer at Dementia Adventure said "The help that players of People's Postcode Lottery have given us over the last 3 years has been hugely significant in our continued growth and ability to help more people with dementia live better with the condition, year on year. Thank you to the players, we are hoping to help around 200 people have a supported break this summer, and Dementia Adventure promises to be around to help many more people in the future."
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.”
Thank you to all the players of People's Postcode Lottery. Dementia Adventure are very grateful to you!