SEE SOME OF THE YEAR’S GOOD CAUSE HIGHLIGHTS

SEE SOME OF THE YEAR’S GOOD CAUSE HIGHLIGHTS

The National Lottery: Enriching the life of the UK

PROVIDING SUPPORT THROUGH THE COST OF LIVING CRISIS

As the cost of living crisis continues to bite, funding made possible by National Lottery players is helping provide vital support to struggling communities up and down the UK.

Find out from We Are Plas Madoc – a project on the Plas Madoc housing estate about eight miles from Wrexham – about how they are putting their funding to good use.

HELPING COMMUNITIES CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE

Communities across the UK came together over the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70-year reign – with hundreds of events taking place thanks to support from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

A key highlight of the weekend was The Big Jubilee Lunch, supported by £2.3 million of National Lottery funding.

SETTING UP UK ATHLETES FOR SPORTING SUCCESS

Even with National Lottery-funded Team GB and ParalympicsGB preparing for Paris 2024 – and therefore no Olympic and Paralympic Games held in 2022/23 – the nation wasn’t short of sporting excitement during the year.

Over the course of July and August 2022, Birmingham hosted the 22nd Commonwealth Games – the largest multi-sport event to be held in England in a decade.

MAKING A VITAL DIFFERENCE TO GRASSPORTS SPORT

Farnham Powerchair Football Club

Dave Howard fell in love with football as a child and his passion for the ‘beautiful game’ has never faltered. However, after being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, he sadly had to hang up his boots at the age of 14.

But, Dave, now 38, is back playing football. As a member of National Lottery-supported Farnham Powerchair Football Club, Dave has reconnected with his favourite sport.

Warrington Wolves Learning Disability Team

And putting their rugby skills to the test, thanks to National Lottery funding, are Oliver ‘Ollie’ Thomason and Matthew Price.

Ollie, who has Down’s syndrome, and Matthew, who has been diagnosed with autism and ADHD, are both members of Warrington Wolves Learning Disability Team, an organisation started by Ollie’s brother, Craig.

Georgia Houghton from Pilkington Recs

In St Helens in Merseyside, Georgia Houghton is still a newcomer to rugby league, but the 12-year-old is already plotting a future as a professional player.

Thanks to funding made possible by National Lottery players, Pilkington Recs has been able to create both an Under-12 girls’ team and an Under-14 girls’ team in the past 12 months – with the funding going towards balls, first aid kits, tackle shields and playing kit.

Citizens of the World Choir

AREF HUSSAINI AND CITIZENS OF THE WORLD CHOIR 

In June 2022, Aref Hussaini, 24, was one of the members of the Citizens of the World Choir – a National Lottery-supported project comprising refugees and asylum seekers from almost 30 countries – who performed a song with rock group Elbow in front of Buckingham Palace.

The rendition of ‘One Day Like This’ was one of the highlights of a concert featuring stars such as Rod Stewart, Queen and Alicia Keys.

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

JO TAYLOR AND AFTER BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Jo Taylor has terminal cancer and says the three-mile Nordic walk she takes every day does wonders for her physical and mental health.

And the 53-year-old doesn’t just talk about the benefits of exercise for women with breast cancer. Jo’s National Lottery-funded project, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCDiagnosis), provides women with vital information and support, as well as introducing them to the benefits of exercise.

THE ‘PEOPLE’S PORTRAITS’

The ‘People’s Portraits’ series was part of a UK-wide campaign that took place in November 2022 to coincide with The National Lottery’s 28th birthday. It celebrated the enormous impact that funding has had on communities across the UK since 1994.

CONSERVATIONIST CHRIS PACKHAM CELEBRATES CLIMATE CHANGE CHAMPIONS

Chris Packham – environmentalist, presenter and author – revealed a spray paint portrait at The Eden Project in Cornwall to raise awareness of climate change champion Milly Revill Hayward’s incredible achievements.

DEAF RAPPER CELEBRATED WITH UNIQUE INSTALLATION

The National Lottery also celebrated the work being done to make the arts accessible for all by revealing a distinctive piece of artwork representing the work of deaf British writer, producer and signsong rapper, Kevin Walker, aka Signkid.

National Lottery Good Causes The 'People’s Portraits’

LIONESSES’ CAPTAIN LEAH WILLIAMSON MARKS FANTASTIC FEMALE SPORTING SUCCESS

Leah Williamson, captain of the England Women’s football team, unveiled a striking artwork at Wembley Stadium to raise awareness of the incredible achievements of Helen Hardy, which have been made possible through funding from The National Lottery.

National Lottery Good Causes The 'People’s Portraits’

CHRIS TARRANT HONOURS UKRAINIAN REFUGEE

Broadcaster Chris Tarrant OBE – who welcomed a Ukrainian family into his own home following the outbreak of the war – teamed up with The National Lottery to unveil a striking artwork at Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool.

SAYING THANK YOU TO NATIONAL LOTTERY PLAYERS

The National Lottery Big Jubilee Street Party

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY’S BIG JUBILEE STREET PARTY

In line with keeping The National Lottery – and players’ immense contribution to Good Causes – front of mind at key national events, we hosted The National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party at Manchester’s AO Arena in May to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The evening brought to life Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service and also recognised the more than £22 million of National Lottery funding that went to communities across the UK to commemorate the milestone – with 10,000 tickets available free to National Lottery players to thank them for their support. An additional 1,000 tickets were also gifted to National Lottery-funded charities and community groups from the North West.

The National Lottery Big Jubilee Street Party red carpet

NATIONAL LOTTERY OPEN WEEK

March 2023 saw the welcome return of National Lottery Open Week, run by The National Lottery Promotions Unit, which sees an amazing variety of venues and projects from around the UK say thank you to National Lottery players for the £30 million-plus they raise each week for Good Causes.

The National Lottery Open Week line-up included free entry, as well as exclusive discounts and special offers, to attractions and experiences across the UK for anyone with a National Lottery ticket or Scratchcard.

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY’S BIG BASH

The National Lottery Big Bash Event
The National Lottery The Big Night of Musicals Event

In December 2022, The National Lottery set out to end the year with a bang by bringing together some of the UK’s most celebrated stars for a party like no other – with invited guests marking the big events of the year, as well as celebrating extraordinary people and the difference they have made thanks to National Lottery funding.

Hosted by Alesha Dixon and Jason Manford at the OVO Arena Wembley, The National Lottery’s Big Bash brought together 8,000 National Lottery players for an opportunity to see unique performances and one-off collaborations from the likes of Tom Grennan, Adam Lambert, Mimi Webb, Joel Corry, RAYE, Sugababes, Katherine Jenkins, Cirque du Soleil plus many more – and all free of charge as a thank you for playing The National Lottery and supporting Good Causes.

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS

Further details of The National Lottery Awards can be found at lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards but you can hear from some of 2022’s winners here…

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY PROJECT OF THE YEAR

THE BLACK SWIMMING ASSOCIATION (BSA)

The Black Swimming Association (BSA) is the first organisation that works to promote the education of communities of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage on water safety, drowning prevention, and the benefits of aquatics through water familiarisation and orientation programmes.

COMMUNITY AND CHARITY WINNER

SAM AND EMILY STABLES

Sam and Emily set up the We Are Farming Minds charity in September 2020, following Sam’s own personal experiences of poor mental health which led to a suicide attempt. The National Lottery-funded charity helps raise mental health awareness in rural Herefordshire and supports the wellbeing of farmers across the country.

SPORT WINNER

ERIC SPROUL

For much of his life, Eric Sproul has battled scoliosis. After 10 years of seeing no way out from his depression, isolation and unemployment, he planned to take his own life. It was only when his mother died and left him a small amount of money in her will – insisting that he buy a bike with it – that things started to change for the better for Eric.

YOUNG HERO WINNER

AVYE COULOUTE

Realising that the digital workshops that she joined were mostly attended by boys, Avye Couloute wanted to do something about it. So she did, by founding Girls Into Coding (GIC) – a National Lottery-funded, not-for-profit Social Enterprise and Community Interest Company that works with girls aged 10 to 14.

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2022 National Lottery Awards winner

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The National Lottery The Big Night of Musicals Event

REPORTS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

A Queen's Platinum Jubilee Event

2022/23 ANNUAL REPORT & ACCOUNTS