THE Canal & River Trust 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.
CRT is one of 69 charities that benefitted from this incredible funding in 2016 with £600,000 received last year alone.
The news of the funding total was shared at the annual event, on January 24, at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh. The gala celebrated the 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.
Wendy Hawk corporate partnerships manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: “Last year the funding helped us to work with young people on projects to protect biodiversity and heritage along our waterways as well another project that will specifically improve ten important Sites of Scientific Interest.”