Dame Kelly Holmes Trust is delighted to have attended the 2018 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £93.4 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2017 – thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

In 2017 we received an incredible £500,000 which allowed us to develop our reach within Scotland and Wales through our transformational Get on Track programme. Additionally, People's Postcode Lottery funding allowed us to launch our school based transformational programme, On Track to Achieve, in Scotland.

The gala was a celebration of the phenomenal achievements of charities working across Great Britain and internationally that are supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The lottery also took the opportunity to announce an increase to 32% of each ticket sale going directly to good causes. The news of the funding total and increase was shared at the annual event, on Tuesday 23 January, at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

The event was attended by Actor Emma Thompson, broadcaster Dermot Murnaghan and TV presenter Fiona Philips. Entertainment on the night was provided by Heather Small.

Dame Kelly Holmes, President and Founder of the Trust, who attended the evening said:

"We are very grateful for the support of the players of People's Postcode Lottery. The Trust specifically targets the hardest to reach in society and this funding will enable us to help more young people facing disadvantage across the United Kingdom"