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Lord's Taverners gets funding boost from People's Postcode Lottery

The Lord's Taverners picked up a cheque for £350,000 from the People's Postcode Lottery at Lord's
The Lord's Taverners picked up a cheque for £350,000 from the People's Postcode Lottery at Lord's
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The Lord's Taverners has confirmed a £350,000 funding boost from the players of the People's Postcode Lottery to help more disabled and disadvantaged young people access cricket in the UK.

Lord's Taverners supporter Rudolph Walker, an actor best known for his role as Patrick Trueman in Eastenders, visited Lord's on behalf of the Taverners to collect the cheque and watch a disability cricket session taking place.

In addition to helping disability cricket programmes such as Table Cricket, the funding will also go towards supporting other initiatives aimed at engaging disadvantaged and disabled young people in sport.

The funding will enhance the following initiatives:

  • The Lord’s Taverners community cricket programmes such as Wicketz
  • Transport for disabled young people by getting more Lord’s Taverners minibuses on the road
  • Access to play (through indoor and outdoor multi-sensory play spaces)
  • Cricket resources (equipment and coaching guides)

Players of the People's Postcode Lottery play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities and good causes both in the UK and abroad. For every £2 ticket, 55p is designated to chariable initiatives and players have so far raised £99.6 million for good causes.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery said: "We are delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are able to support the Lord’s Taverners.

"The funding is able to help a number of initiatives and we can’t wait to see the outcomes from this relationship."

Paul Robin, Lord’s Taverners CEO, added: "We would like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their generous support.

"The funding will significantly impact Taverners programmes across the UK and ensure that we continue to increase the number of sporting chances we can provide for disadvantaged and disabled young people."

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