Prince Charles styled Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, will be attending The People’s Postcode Lottery pre-dinner reception of the lotteries Charity Gala at Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh in the coming week.
The gala celebrates the achievements of the many charities that the lottery supports.
The reception will be attended by supporters of the lottery including famous figures like Sir David Attenborough, who Prince Charles will meet alongside representatives from many of the charities the Duke is a patron of.
These include WaterAid, The Royal Botanic Gardens, British Red Cross, National Trust for Scotland, W.W.F-UK, the Marine Conservation Trust, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Wildflower and Wetlands Trust, ActionAid and the Royal Parks Foundation.
The Lottery works based on a subscription in which the player’s tickets are based on their home postcode. The lottery is owned by Novamedia, the world’s third largest private charity donor. They operate similar lotteries in other countries. The lottery in Great Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden have so far awarded over £6 billion to charities so far.
The People’s Postcode Lottery has donated nearly £2 million over the last three years to The Prince’s Charities, a grouping of charities set up by the Prince. These charities cover a broad range of areas including supporting young people, global sustainability and responsible business practices.
£850,000 will be granted to some of Prince Charle’s charities. This includes the Ready for Work programme which will help support at least 150 people who are affected by homelessness and furthest from the job market to access training and support to find a way back into employment. It will also help In Kind Direct which will help 100 organisations with the products they need to deliver the work they do with vulnerable adults, free of charge. Finally, the Prince’s Countryside Fund which will help improve the health of 200 isolated people living in rural communities that are deprived.