An amazing £700k from the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery

Another year of support from the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery (UK).

APOPO is thrilled to have attended the 2018 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala and was delighted to be awarded £700k to support APOPO's life-saving work in landmine and tuberculosis detection.

The annual Charity Gala took place at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh on Tuesday 23 January. The event was attended by actor Emma Thompson, broadcaster Dermot Murnaghan and TV presenter Fiona Philips. At the gala it was announced that £93.4 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2017 – thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Last year, APOPO received £800,000 - directly helping people across the world living in fear of landmines.

The gala was a celebration of the phenomenal achievements of charities working across Great Britain and internationally that are supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. The lottery also took the opportunity to announce an increase to 32% of each ticket sale going directly to good causes.

“Making people and land safe is the first step towards helping communities get back on their feet after conflicts. This funding will help us to reach even more vulnerable communities affected by landmines, and allow them to start rebuilding their lives,” says Christophe Cox, CEO of APOPO. "We are tremendously grateful to the players of People's Postcode Lottery for this incredible donation and for their ongoing support of our projects."

The People's Postcode Lottery is a charity subscription lottery open to players across Britain. For £10 a month, anyone can play with their postcode for prizes every day. Each ticket helps fund charities all over the world including APOPO.