The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, has attended an event in Parliament to support The National Lottery’s ‘Fingers Crossed Selfie Campaign’ ahead of the organisations online event to digitally celebrate its 25th birthday, which will take place on the 29th October.
Since its creation, The National Lottery has provided over £40 billion to good causes, resulting in 565,000 projects benefitting from these funds, including a total of £2,421,823.30 dedicated to projects in the Eastleigh consistency.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP Mims Davies said:
“As former Lotteries Minister, I’ve seen first-hand just how much our charities, athletes and communities benefit from National Lottery funding.
“I tell all of my friends and family ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it, but if you don’t win, our community wins!’ – and so do our incredible sports men and women. Through major sporting events, including the Olympic Games, we have seen just how much Team GB have been supported by so many of us through the National Lottery and I hope that this will continue to be the case for another 25 years and indeed many years beyond!
“This campaign is an excellent opportunity to celebrate those athletes, community projects and the people who make them happen, and as Eastleigh’s MP I am very proud to support the fantastic people who make a difference in communities every day.”
Some of the projects within Eastleigh include In Touch (supporting young people with autism to feel engaged with mainstream education and social activity), the Eastleigh Pride event (eliminating prejudice towards the LGBTQ+ communities) and training days for over 50s, aiding in technical support and reducing the feeling of isolation within the community.