At least 33 per cent of the ticket price goes to charity, and since 2005 players have raised millions of pounds for good causes.
Sightsavers is awarded funding through Postcode Global Trust, for whom People’s Postcode Lottery manages lotteries. This means players are helping to fund our sight-saving work across the world. We are incredibly grateful for this support.
Since 2019, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have been supporting Sightsavers’ eye health and education projects in Africa. One of these projects is a transformational eye health programme in Malawi.
In July 2022, a small team worked with a local videographer to capture some of the work that’s being carried out in Malawi by the incredible eye health workers there. During their visit, they met Angeshita who had cataracts, and followed her journey from before she received surgery until she returned home.
Thanks to players, thousands of people in Malawi have received sight-saving and life-changing surgery. To learn more about the programme and Angeshita’s story, watch our video below.
To celebrate the support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we’ve created an interactive story to showcase the eye health programme.Read the story
Sightsavers project officer Eric Musa visits Marie, who has been blind since birth, to find out how she’s continued her education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aziza, from Nampula province in Mozambique, had been struggling with her eyesight for some time. But thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, she had surgery and gained a new lease of life.
Broadcaster Fiona Phillips, TV doctor Dr Sara Kayat and celebrity make-up artist Ruby Hammer tried the simulator as part of a push to raise awareness about sight loss.