tackling health inequalities in East London
Youth Skills Network enjoy afternoon tea with Simon Cowell

Youth Skills Network, a local charity working in Walthamstow, attended The Health Lottery Tea Party at the Savoy Hotel in London, hosted by Simon Cowell, where their work in the community was celebrated.

Youth Skills Network has received investment of £12,689 from People’s Health Trust, thanks to money raised by HealthLives through The Health Lottery.

The Health Lottery Tea Party celebrated groups and organisations in communities across Great Britain that are helping to make where they live an even better place, and showcased the incredible work that thousands of local people are doing to reduce health inequalities.

The event also celebrated £50 million being raised by society lotteries for good causes through The Health Lottery.

Andy Fraser, Founder of Youth Skills Network said; “Thanks to this funding, we were able to offer even more opportunities for local young people to gain essential transferable skills via our innovative media production workshops. This will stand them in good stead for whatever path they choose.”

John Hume, Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust, said: “To have raised over £50m in two and half years is incredible. The funding has enabled us to support 1,300 projects across Great Britain.

"With the current financial pressure that many charities are feeling, without this invaluable new source of money, many of the brilliant local projects we have funded would never have seen the light of day."

Simon Cowell said: "I am involved with lots of charities but rarely do I meet people who actually benefit so it's great to be here today. The fact that The Health Lottery has hit a £50 million target is sensational.

"It takes a driving force to raise millions for charity and Richard Desmond has achieved that in such a short time. Makes us all proud to be British!"

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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