Lord's Taverners receive £350,000 from players of People's Postcode Lottery

22nd Jan 2016
Lord's Taverners receive £350,000 from players of People's Postcode Lottery

The Lord’s Taverners has announced that it will receive £350,000 in funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Actor Rudolph Walker, a Lord’s Taverners supporter best known for his role as Patrick Trueman in ‘EastEnders’, visited Lord’s Cricket Ground on behalf of the Lord’s Taverners to collect the cheque and witness a disability cricket coaching session. Thanks to the support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery the charity will be able to provide disabled young people with increased access to cricket throughout the UK.

As well as helping disability cricket programmes such as Table Cricket, the funding will also support other initiatives, helping to engage disadvantaged and disabled young people in sport. Funding will help enhance:

• The Lord’s Taverners community cricket programmes such as Wicketz
• Transport for disabled young people by getting more Lord’s Taverners minibuses on the road
• Access to play (through indoor and outdoor multi-sensory play spaces)
• Cricket resources (equipment and coaching guides)

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally. For every £2 ticket, 55p is designated to charitable initiatives. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery has so far raised £99.6 million for good causes.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery said: “We are delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are able to support the Lord’s Taverners. The funding is able to help a number of initiatives and we can’t wait to see the outcomes from this relationship.”

Paul Robin, Lord’s Taverners CEO, said: “We would like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their generous support. The funding will significantly impact Taverners programmes across the UK and ensure that we continue to increase the number of sporting chances we can provide for disadvantaged and disabled young people.”

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