Swedish Postcode Lottery
Peace Parks Foundation Sweden is the grateful recipient of 8 million Swedish Krona from the Swedish Postcode Lottery. This brings the total received from the Swedish Postcode Lottery to date, to SEK72 million.
On 14 March 2016, the Swedish Postcode Lottery distributed SEK1.08 billion to 55 non-profit organisations. Since its inception in 2005, the Swedish Postcode Lottery has generated more than SEK7.2 billion for charities and, during the same time, 700 new millionaires among the lottery’s ticket buyers. This is the fourth consecutive year that the lottery has generated more than one billion Swedish Krona.
The 2015 profits of SEK1.08 billion was distributed among many reputable organisations who work in the areas of childrens’ rights, the environment and climate, health and research, disaster relief, collaboration across borders, education, culture and sports.
Mr. Anders Åbrandt, managing director of Novamedia Sweden, which operates the Swedish Postcode Lottery said: 'We are very proud of the 2015 results. It was a tough year, with fierce competition and a decrease in revenues. But thanks to intensive efforts, the total turnover for the year ended up in line with the previous year.'
Ms Cecilia Bergendahl, managing director of Novamedia Sweden and lottery manager at the Swedish Postcode Association said: '2015 was a year of great engagement. The engagement of providing the Postcode Lottery with better offers to their clients, but also the enormous engagement that the beneficiaries have showed. In particular I am thinking about the mobilisation we saw in connection with the European refugee crisis. In challenging times, like these, it becomes apparent how important these organisations are in order for our society to function well.'
Peace Parks Foundation thanks the Swedish Postcode Lottery and the many ticket buyers for their tremendous and continued support, which has made a major contribution to transfrontier conservation development in southern Africa, as well as to improved livelihoods in Simalaha Community Conservancy and the implementation of the Rhino Protection Programme.