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mac awarded additional £25k from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Fri 5 February 2016

mac birmingham is delighted to announce that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an extra £1.425 million to long-term supported charities. mac birmingham is one of 57 charities that will receive the extra £25,000 award from players of the charity lottery. This amounts to a total award of £250,000 for the year.

mac birmingham received the news of the additional funding at the 2016 People’s Postcode Lottery Charity Gala. The event, which took place recently at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, was a celebration of the hard work achieved by charities supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The event was attended by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, TV presenter Fiona Philips and Dame Ellen MacArthur. Entertainment on the night was provided by popstar Dionne Bromfield.

The funding received will enable mac to continue to offer additional free creative events and activities for families and visitors across Birmingham.

Sarah Gee, Fundraising Consultant for mac birmingham said: ‘This is a tremendous award from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Their generosity and continued support will enable visitors both young and old, enjoy mac’s varied and inclusive creative programme throughout the year.’

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: 'As People’s Postcode Lottery continues to grow the amount that our players award to good causes continues to increase. We are very proud that our players can continue to support the development of these fantastic causes.'

This additional funding comes at a very exciting time for the charity lottery as they mark 10 years since the first ever draw. The last 10 years have created thousands of lucky winners but also have provided vital funding for numerous charities across Great Britain and internationally. A minimum of 27.5% is awarded to charities and good causes with over £99.6 million awarded to date.

For press enquiries please contact Marcia Springer at marcia.springer@macbirmingham.co.uk or call 0121 446 3237.

‘This is a tremendous award from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Their generosity and continued support will enable visitors both young and old, enjoy mac’s varied and inclusive creative programme throughout the year.’

Sarah Gee, Fundraising Consultant for mac birmingham

 'As People’s Postcode Lottery continues to grow the amount that our players award to good causes continues to increase. We are very proud that our players can continue to support the development of these fantastic causes.'

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery