Nearly £ 2.5 million has been invested by the popular postal code lottery in the Yorkshire Dales over the past decade, helping to plant hundreds of thousands of trees, protect the environment and promote education and training.
The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has received an additional £ 400,000 for 2020 to continue the work. The money has meant that the charity is continuing long-term projects such as planting woods and restoring wildflower meadows, as well as engaging more in providing education and training, awareness raising and community grants.
Since its launch in 1996, YDMT has planted 1.5 million trees and given 13,000 adults and young people from disadvantaged urban backgrounds the opportunity to enter the Valleys for the first time to take part in many activities and adventures.
CEO David Sharrod said: “We are more than grateful for the support of the players and the significant difference it makes to the people, landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales. In 2020, we will receive £ 400,000. This incredible support continuous and flexible has turned us into a charity and continues to have a huge impact on what we can achieve. ”
Clara Govier, CEO of the People’s Postal Code Lottery, said she has raised over half a billion pounds for charities such as the Millennium Trust since it was launched. “This is a vital milestone for charities in Britain and beyond. Our players are really making a difference, this couldn’t have been achieved without them,” he added.