At a glittering evening ceremony held in Edinburgh local autism charity Daisy Chain once again received a commitment for funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The money is used to support charities all over the country.
The funding will bring some £350,000 pounds in support over the next twelve months. It means that since the Norton-based charity was chosen to be supported by People’s Postcode Lottery in 2009 it has benefitted to the tune of more than one million pounds.
Chief Executive Judith Haysmore was understandably delighted afterwards: “We are overjoyed to have secured further funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The support from the players has made such a difference to the families that we support and allowed us to help more people affected by autism in more ways,” she said.
“As ever, the support of the players of People’s Postcode Lottery enables us to plan the next phase of development as the demand for our services continues to grow.”
Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “The Gala is such a special time in our calendar where we come together and celebrate the incredible amount of money raised by our players and the fantastic work carried out by the supported charities like Daisy Chain. We continue to be overwhelmed by the incredible support of our players and thank them for their funding.”
A small celebration was held at the Daisy Chain superstore on Portrack Lane, Stockton with two trainees who have benefitted from the PPL funding, Ben Paterson and Amy Buttery in attendance.