A visit from the People's Postcode Lottery

Five years of support from players of the People's Postcode Lottery.

From December 2nd - 4th APOPO Tanzania was thrilled to receive a visit from the People's Postcode Lottery, namely Laura Chow (Head of Charities) and Sanjay Singh (Senior Programmes Manager – International Development and Environment). This visit comes ahead of the 5 year anniversary of support from players of the People's Postcode Lottery.

It provided an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how we train our HeroRATs in more detail and meet the people behind such an important support team. Additionally it gave APOPO staff the unique opportunity to learn more about how the People's Postcode Lottery works. The tour began in Morogoro where Sanjay and Laura were introduced to all things training as well as our ongoing R&D studies. This was followed by a visit to the APOPO Dar es Salaam TB Clinic and seeng some of the activities and meeting staff from our community-based partner organisation MUKIKUTE. 

The last five years were marked by tremendous activity for APOPO in our mission to provide solutions for global problems and inspire positive social change. Support from players provided vital support that enabled the continued and far-reaching impact we were able to achieve. Our collaboration has been remarkable and is transforming lives every day. This kind of flexible support enables fast and effective results.

Over these years it helped APOPO strengthen foundations that improve the ability of our HeroRATs to detect landmines and tuberculosis and grow our capacity for field deployment. With this continued support we expanded to new landmine contaminated countries, launched new TB-detection laboratories in Tanzania and Ethiopia and leveraged our international support network. We also began investigating exciting new areas that tackle wildlife conservation, search and rescue operations and offsetting our carbon footprint. We cannot thank players enough for helping APOPO reach  people across the world who are living in fear of landmines and get people with tuberculosis on life-saving treatment. 

The People’s Postcode Lottery launched in Britain in 2005 and offers players the chance to win a variety of daily prizes by entering their postcode into a prize draw. As well as the prizes they give back, a minimum of 31% of their income goes to charity organizations, such as APOPO.