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Depaul celebrates players of PPL support
January 27th, 2017
Depaul UK was honoured this week to attended the 2017 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala, in Edinburgh, where it was announced £66.3million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2016 - thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Depaul is one of 69 charities that benefitted from this incredible funding – receiving a total of £725,000 during the year.
The funding total was announced at the annual event, on Tuesday, 24 January, at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh. HRH Prince Charles, Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster Dermot Murnaghan and TV presenter Fiona Phillips were among the guests, and entertainment was provided by Mica Paris and Soul Nation.
The Charity Gala celebrated the phenomenal achievements of charities working across Great Britain and internationally that are supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Young, homeless people have benefited through the funding, enabling Depaul to set up Nightstop South Yorkshire, supporting the national Nightstop network, helping to publish a report on hidden homelessness and generally driving forward Depaul’s work.
Depaul UK CEO Martin Houghton-Brown said: “We are enormously grateful to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for the amazing contribution they have made to our work. I was proud to be able to celebrate their support with so many other worthy charities at this Charity Gala in Edinburgh. Every penny we have received from them makes a difference to disadvantaged young people in enormous need.”
Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “Our Gala is such a special time in People’s Postcode Lottery’s calendar where we come together and celebrate the incredible amount of money raised by our players and the fantastic work carried out by the supported charities as a result of the support.
“We continue to be overwhelmed by the incredible support of our players and thank them for their funding.”