tackling health inequalities in East London
Over £500,000 raised for good causes in East London

HealthLives Community Interest Company (CIC) has raised £523,000, through The Health Lottery, for health-related good causes in east London.
 
Local organisations including Hibiscus, Waltham Forest Arts in Education and Youth Skills Network – which former Girls Aloud singer, Kimberley Walsh, recently visited – are among those in the area that have received funding from People’s Health Trust, the charity responsible for the distribution of the money locally.
 
The next HealthLives CIC society lottery draw will be held on Wednesday, 20 November and Saturday, 23 November, when once again, funds raised will help charities and not-for-profit organisations in east London.
 
Walthamstow-based charity, The Mill, received £24,600 to develop the talents and skills of local people by matching trained community mentors with local groups.
 
Ingrid Scherer, from The Mill, said: “This grant will enable us to kick start ten new community groups and support their ideas in their all-important first six months. Together with our community mentors we will make use of this grant to build local confidence and skills, and support new initiatives."
 
Chris Lunn, director of HealthLives CIC, said: “The projects supported using money raised by HealthLives CIC are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals, we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are enabling people to live longer healthier lives.”
 
Dominic Mansour, CEO of The Health Lottery, said: “We are committed to raising money for good causes throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Buying a Health Lottery ticket not only gives players the chance to win up to £100,000 but also the chance to support their local community.”

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
 
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