Celebrating 25 years of the National Lottery

Since the first draw took place on 19 November 1994, the National Lottery has changed lives.

In the last 25 years the National Lottery has raised over £22 million for charities in Faversham and Mid Kent.

As well as being MP for Faversham and Mid Kent, I’m also the Minister responsible for lotteries. I’m delighted to wish the National Lottery a very happy birthday.

The National Lottery has raised £40 billion for charities in this country, with £22,383,286 of that funding going to support charities in Faversham and Mid Kent. Charities that have benefitted include the Kent Wildlife Trust and Fusion Maidstone.

Fusion in Maidstone provides a really important community space for people in Park Wood, and the Kent Wildlife Trust does a fantastic job looking after a network of nature reserves to protect wildlife for the next generation. These are just a couple of charities in Kent who have benefitted from lottery funding and I know there are many more.

I wish the National Lottery every success for the next 25 years in supporting more good causes and creating even more winners.