March 27 2018

MPs take a Safe Bet for Good Causes with myLotto24

Rt Hon Maria Miller MP talks to SportsAid representatives

 

Dozens of Parliamentarians, nearly 100 people, and several myLotto24-sponsored good causes turned out for a Safe Bet for Good Causes – a reception hosted by Julian Knight MP and myLotto24 in the House of Commons on Tuesday 20 March.

 

More than 20 MPs, representing constituencies from all four corners of the UK, met with and heard from a variety of UK good causes doing incredible work with individuals and communities, with the assistance of myLotto24 funding.

 

Rajesh Makwana and Samakab Abdullahi, for example, talked to guests about their work bringing fresh produce to people in need through the SUFRA foodbank and gardens. Katy Dawe of Art Against Knives demonstrated the transformational impact of work and skills training, through their In Our Hands Project pop-up nail bar.

 

myLotto24, an online bookmaker offering bets on non-UK lotteries, provides funding for a range of UK good causes.  Since 2014, myLotto24 has supported 132 up and coming athletes, including Olympians and Paralympians, through the Winners of Tomorrow Fund. Promising young athletes like Millie O’Neill, who provided an exciting boxing demonstration at the reception, are nominated by their sport’s governing body, receiving a £1,000 grant to offset equipment and training costs.

 

Additionally, 2,000 people have been supported through myLotto24’s Good Neighbourhood Fund. Organisations such as SUFRA and Art Against Knives, each receive a 2-year grant to deliver meaningful projects that help improve people’s lives.

 

Celebrating the grassroots success of innovative funding, Julian Knight MP observed: “It’s fantastic to hear about and experience the success of so many grassroots good causes from across the UK who have been supported all the way by myLotto24. Following the record-breaking success of Team GB in the recent PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics, it is a particular privilege to meet with the Winners of Tomorrow – which I’m certain include many of the UK’s next generation of world class athletes and medallists.”

 

Launching the myLotto24 CSR report at the event, detailing the successful and wide-ranging impact of its contributions to UK good causes, myLotto24’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Lena Patel, noted: “myLotto24 takes its responsibility to communities seriously. We are very proud of the impact our CSR programme is having – whether that’s supporting the athletes of tomorrow, helping cut down knife-crime, or caring for some of society’s most vulnerable people. Working in balance with our community is an integral part of our business, and the organisations we have supported are simply amazing.”

 

 

Sponsored athlete, short track speed skater, Peter Riches said: “I’m so grateful for myLotto24’s support. Their backing has helped me reach the next level in my sport, helping to fund new equipment and travel to training camps and competition events across Europe. With myLotto24’s help, I’m on track to representing Team GB at Beijing winter Olympics in 2022.”

 

Download the myLotto24 CSR report 2018.

 

Watch the myLotto24 CSR film

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