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New Trust will Transform Lives

New Trust will Transform Lives
Updated: Thursday 24th April 2014

A new trust that has been set up to deliver a £50 million Big Lottery Fund investment will help to transform the lives of people in Scotland who live with dementia and also those who care for such people. The announcement of the new trust was made last week at an event which was attended by both Shona Robinson (Minister for Public Health and Sport) and Adam Ingram (Minister for Children and the Early Years). With the new trust in place, people with dementia and their carers across Scotland can look forward to a better and brighter future, whilst National Lottery players can feel glad that their participation in lottery games has once again made a real difference.

When the announcement about the new trust was made, the Director of the Big Lottery Fund Scotland (Dharmendra Kanani) said: “More people than ever are living with dementia in Scotland today, which has consequences for ever increasing numbers in our society. In addition, the majority of young people leaving care every year currently don't achieve their full potential in life because the opportunities they receive are limited and leave them under-prepared to face the world. BIG wants to transform the lives of these people and communities most in need by investing Lottery money over an even longer period of time. We believe that we can do this best by setting up an independent Trust to manage our investment.”

Dharmendra continued: “We want to focus on these two areas of deep social need by implementing a long-term investment plan designed, not only result in better life chances and improved support for these individuals, but to address the failures in the underlying systems of support currently available to them. At the end of this process, we want to see people being more in control of their own futures and able to increase their own wellbeing.”

Out of every £1 that people spend on National Lottery tickets, 28p goes to Good Causes and supports a wide range of projects all over the UK. More than £24 billion has been raised for such projects since the lottery started in 1994, and that figure increases with every lottery ticket sold. Buy lottery tickets online today and not only will you be giving yourself a chance to win a life-changing jackpot for yourself, you will also be helping to change the lives of others. If that isn’t a win-win deal then we don’t know what is!

Published: Tuesday 8th June 2010

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