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UK beaches and seas to benefit from funds raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery


We are pleased to announce that players of People’s Postcode Lottery will continue to fund two of our most important activities throughout 2017.

MCS is among hundreds of charities sharing in £66.3 million pounds raised during 2016 by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. MCS has received an amazing £450,000 of this total, to help us clean up more beaches and promote sustainable seafood to an even wider audience.

The good news came at the organisation’s Charity Gala held in Prestonfield House, Edinburgh in January, where MCS was represented by Chief Executive Sandy Luk and Head of Fundraising, Ian Fraser. The Gala event featured His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and Sir David Attenborough amongst its guests.

With the funding of £450,000, we'll be getting many thousands more volunteers out on local beaches cleaning up rubbish and finding out where the material comes from so that it can be stopped at source. And our sustainable seafood advice will be seen far and wide, with new advice guides and mobile phone apps made for shoppers to take to the supermarket or fish and chip shop, giving them the power to choose the most sustainable seafood.

MCS supporter, TV adventurer and presenter - Kate Humble - sums up what this means to our seas: “The Marine Conservation Society is doing fantastic work to ensure that our coastline, our beaches and our seas can be enjoyed for generations to come, and most importantly can remain thriving habitats for some of the most wonderful wildlife we have. Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be invaluable in helping the Society to keep our seas fit for all life, and for all of us.”

Kate continues: “The thing that concerns me most is that so many people simply refuse to accept that the sea is not a bottomless resource of fish, that things can be dumped in it and will somehow magically disappear, that it can continue to be exploited the way it is now, with no ill-effects. This absolutely has to change”.


We cleaned up with the staff at Peoples' Postcode Lottery - quite literally! Read more here.

Read more about how players of People's Postcode Lottery have helped with many UK causes below.

Read more about beach litter and sustainable seafood.

People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery in Great Britain. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes whilst raising money for charities and good causes. 50p from every £2 ticket goes directly to good causes like us.

Prize plan

·         In 2016, there'll be Postcode Millions draws every month, each with a massive £2 Million prize fund.

·         Each day, Monday to Friday, winning tickets in 5 postcodes scoop £1,000 each with our Daily Prize.

·         In our Saturday Street Prize, you win £25,000 for every ticket you play with.

·         Every Sunday, every ticket in 15,000 postcodes wins £10.

·         Every month, one player drives away a brand new BMW and tickets in one lucky postcode win a £5,000 Dream Holiday prize.

It's not just players who win with People's Postcode Lottery. 50p from every £2 ticket goes to good causes, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £190 Million, which is distributed to beneficiaries through the People's Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode African Trust, Postcode Animal Trust, Postcode Care Trust, Postcode Children Trust, Postcode Culture Trust, Postcode Dream Trust, Postcode Global Trust, Postcode Green Trust, Postcode Heroes Trust, Postcode Planet Trust and Postcode Sport Trust.

If you would like to play People’s Postcode Lottery, have the chance of winning big, and help to support us, then sign up here to play now or call Freephone 0808 1098765.

People's Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a range of good causes.
For details on each week's society lottery please see the Charity Draw Calendar.
Players must be 16 years or over. Only available to play with postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales. Not available in NI. Conditions apply. See Terms & Conditions. Ticket price £2 with 5 draws each month and minimum £10 payable in advance. For a full list of prizes visit Prizes.
For assistance call us on 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5 or visit Contact Us. Trading address: 76 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3BU. © 2016 Postcode Lottery Ltd.
Maximum ticket prize is 10% of draw proceeds up to £400,000. Postcode Lottery Ltd is regulated by the Gambling Commission (contact info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk) under licences 000-000829-N-102511-009 and 000-000829-R-102513-008. Registered office: Postcode Lottery Ltd, Titchfield House, 69/85 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4RR. Company reg. no. 04862732. VAT reg. no 848 3165 07.

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