Like many other households we spend many a Saturday night on the edge of our seats waiting to see if our lives are about to change. I may have spent the day dreaming of our Tuscan cottage retreat, our Californian beach-house and our latest apartment in Manhattan. Not to mention planning our round-the-world cruise.
Whilst we are yet to see our six lottery numbers be drawn I fear this dream is still utterly beyond our reach but, hey, Devon is not so bad.
Yet, whilst caught up in the excitement of it all I, like most folks I imagine, forget the amount of good causes that the National Lottery support.
Our family have experience of one such good cause ourselves. A few years ago the National Lottery funded the development of an out of hours medical walk in clinic close to our neighbourhood. One Sunday morning The Boy, at just a few months old, became very poorly….very quickly. As new parents we were utterly terrified and felt completely out of our depth. After a desperate call to NHS Direct we were directed to this clinic where we were seen that morning and given the help that we required. I will be forever thankful to that clinic and for the service they provide.
In November this year the National Lottery celebrated its 20th birthday! Aside from creating 3,600 millionaires, it has also funded a wide range of public sector projects through its ‘Good Causes’ fund, including 12,700 after-school clubs, 700 parks and green spaces, and 5 Oscar winning films.
To celebrate this they have created the following infographic highlighting the work they have done.
Thank you National Lottery for the £32 billion raised for great causes!
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