Marine Conservation Society boosted by support of players of People's Postcode Lottery

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is delighted to have attended the 2017 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala this week, where it was announced that £66.3 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2016 - all thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The Marine Conservation Society is one of 69 charities that benefitted from this incredible funding with £450 000 received in 2016 alone.

The news of the funding total was shared at the annual event on Tuesday 24 January at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh.

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.

The event was attended by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales Sir David Attenborough broadcaster Dermot Murnaghan and TV presenter Fiona Phillips. Entertainment on the night was provided by Mica Paris and Soul Nation.

The fantastic funding is spent by MCS on tackling beach litter getting thousands of people out on beaches removing and recording the pollution they find and to get the public buying only the most sustainable seafood.

Sandy Luk Chief Executive Officer says “Funds provided by players of People’s Postcode Lottery enable MCS and charities like us to be a force for positive change. This is our third year of support and we’re seeing real results with for example fewer plastic bags littering our beaches and real changes in the way people buy their fish” .

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 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.

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