Good Causes

Olympic and Paralympic stars celebrate your amazing contribution and say a big thank you!

“National Lottery funding has transformed sport at all levels, including grassroots clubs, facilities, coaches and elite sport,” said Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, an athlete who has, herself, won 16 Paralympic medals including 11 golds in her 27 year career.

Over 5000 athletes have benefitted from National Lottery funding, winning a staggering 864 medals since 1997. To show what an amazing achievement this is, 25 of the UK’s best joined Tanni Grey-Thompson in Stratford, next to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with some giant numbers and massive medals. It was all to say a big thank you to National Lottery players for playing and supporting UK athletes.

And there’s a lot to say thank you for. At Rio 2016, both the Olympic and Paralympic teams came second on the medal table - a truly remarkable achievement. That’s thanks to the winning combination of our amazingly talented athletes and brilliant players helping to fund grassroots athletics

31st October 2019

For 25 years The National Lottery has been changing the lives of winners and supporting good causes across the UK. Since November 19th 1994 there have been more than 5,700 new millionaires created and over £41 billion has been given to good causes across the UK.

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