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Members of the staff team at Missing People were delighted to attend the 2017 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala last night where it was announced that an incredible £66.3 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2016 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Missing People is one of 69 charities that benefitted from this incredible funding in 2016 with a huge £850,000 received in 2016 alone.

The news of the funding total was shared at the annual event, on Tuesday 24 January, at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh. The Charity Gala celebrated the phenomenal achievements of charities working across Great Britain and internationally that are supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The event was attended by HRH Prince Charles, Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster Dermot Murnghan and TV presenter, and Missing People ambassador, Fiona Philips. Entertainment on the night was provided by Mica Paris and Soul Nation.

Jo Youle, CEO of Missing People, said: “It was an honour to represent Missing People at last night’s Charity Gala as just one of nearly 70 charities and good causes who have benefitted thanks to funds raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. It is incredible to hear about all of the fantastic projects taking place up and down the country and internationally that can happen thanks to players and I’d like to thank and congratulate them, in particular for the huge £850,000 raised for Missing People last year”. 

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “Our Gala is such a special time in People’s Postcode Lottery’s 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 as a result of the support. We continue to be overwhelmed by the incredible support of our players and thank them for their funding.”

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