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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shocked and impacted us all. Yet it has also shown the power and importance of communities pulling together. In this difficult time, People’s Health Trust has seen the projects we fund, in the most disadvantaged areas of Great Britain, doing vital work to support their neighbourhoods. We know that these communities are being hit hardest by COVID-19.

People from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, young and elderly people, those with learning disabilities and autism, mental ill health, and others who face significant challenges at this time, are all being supported in a range of practical and creative ways by community led projects.

We are asking for your help to support local people at the heart of disadvantaged neighbourhoods now and on the long journey ahead.

You can do this in one of two ways, through donating directly or playing The Health Lottery.

1. Donate

You can help us with a regular or a one-off donation.

  • £5 funds one person to take part in activities for two weeks, which will prevent them feeling isolated. Even a few hours of taking part can significantly improve people’s health and wellbeing.
  • ·£10 funds one person to take part in community activities for a month, building their social connections and preventing isolation. Social isolation has been shown to have the same health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, so connecting with our communities has a huge positive impact on health and wellbeing.
  • ·£60 funds one person to take part in community activities for six months and help them to make new friends and feel a part of the community. People without any real social connections have a 1.5 times higher likelihood of dying than people with them. Regular involvement in a group activity and the growth of strong social connections are vital for a long and healthy life.

Learn more about donating to the Trust, the projects we work with, and how they are adapting during the pandemic. Thank you for your support.

2. Play The Health Lottery

Have the chance to win whilst helping support local community projects.

So far, players of The Health Lottery have helped to raise more than £122 million for local good causes.

This is an incredible amount of money, and it’s meant that we’ve been able to invest in over 3,300 local projects across Great Britain, helping over 628,000 people.

By playing The Health Lottery, you can help us to support even more people!

Play now for just £1 for your chance to win big and help support local community projects.

The Health Lottery runs five weekly draws, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, giving you the chance to win big and support local health causes.