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GREEN CHARITY RECEIVES LOTTO CASH FOR PETERBOROUGH

Green projects in Peterborough have been given a vital boost from the National Lottery.

The city’s environmental charity PECT has received £50,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Like most it’s been hard hit by the impact of the pandemic and this cash will enable PECT to continue its work protecting, preserving, and enhancing the environment in Peterborough and beyond.

Since the pandemic began, the charity’s been providing downloadable resources and virtual events, such as the 100 Nature Stories made available to entertain youngsters over the holidays – https://www.espmag.co.uk/100-nature-activities-for-peterborough-families-launched-for-summer/

Stuart Dawks, Director of Operations at PECT said: “Thanks to the National Lottery and its players we can continue to adapt and deliver the work of our charity. We’re grateful that The National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting us at this crucial time.

“As lockdown has shown, access to our local green spaces is vitally important for health and wellbeing. Our natural environment has an essential role to play in supporting our communities, enabling happy and healthy lifestyles, and keeping people active. It’s so important that we understand, appreciate and protect our environment – for us to enjoy now and for the benefit of future generations.”

Like PECT, other charities and organisations across the UK that have been affected by the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus outbreak are being given access to a comprehensive package of support of up to £600 million of repurposed money from The National Lottery. This money is supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and span the arts, community, charity, heritage, education, environment, and sports sectors.

Thanks to National Lottery players, £30 million is raised every week for good causes, including heritage of local and national importance.

Don’t miss out – the National Lottery Heritage Fund is currently open to applications for its Heritage Emergency Fund. To find out more visit: www.heritagefund.org.uk/responding-coronavirus-covid-19. To find out more about the National Lottery Good Causes , visit: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/coronavirus-pandemic-response

For more information about PECT, visit www.pect.org.uk

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