People's Postcode Lottery

Support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery is continuing to help MCS work towards its vision of Seas Full of Life: seas and coasts where nature flourishes and people thrive.

MCS is among hundreds of charities sharing in the £66.3 million pounds raised last year by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. In 2017, MCS received an amazing £450,000 of this total which has supported our vital marine litter work. In particular, it has helped us clean up more beaches and promote sustainable seafood to an even wider audience. The total raised by players to date has now reached well over £221 million!

With support from the funding we have allocated so far, we have been able to get 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. Furthermore, thanks to the support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, our sustainable seafood advice will be seen right across the country, with new guides and mobile phone apps designed 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 the People’s Postcode Lottery will be invaluable in helping the Society to keep our seas full of 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”

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