Loteri Cymru grants £20k to five Welsh charities

Loteri Cymru has granted £20,000 to five Welsh charities over the past year.

The lottery was launched a year ago by Sterling Lotteries and the Charities Trust to support Welsh charities and causes.

The five charities benefitting from the funds raised by Loteri Cymru include LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity, Welsh Hearts, The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, Youth Cymru and North Clwyd Animal Rescue. Further funds have also been set aside for distribution before the end of the year.

Individual winners have also been invited to enter a jackpot with a £25,000 cash prize. It costs £1 a week to play and profits raised are dedicated to supporting the charities involved.

Sterling Lotteries managing director, Richard Dixon said winners are made every week, marking a 'win-win for the people of Wales'.

“We are delighted to see the impact that the revived Loteri Cymru has had on these five charities. The Welsh population has supported these local charities while entering a prize draw to win the weekly jackpot, so it’s a win-win situation for all who take part.”

“It has been a successful 12 months and we are confident that we can grow a sustainable lottery that makes a real difference and gives back to the people of Wales.”

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