WaterAid and People's Postcode Lottery

14 January 2016

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery are helping WaterAid to change lives with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. WaterAid's Senior Trust Manager Charlotte Flew takes a look at how the partnership works, and the communities it supports.

Rona lives in Hamakumo, Zambia, where the village borehole is crucial to the community’s health and their livelihoods. In October 2015, rust and damaged rods caused it to break down – and the impact was immediately felt by all. 

Within a short time, there was a rise in diarrhoea cases and the daily search for clean water forced the village’s children to be late for school.

Now, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the borehole has been restored. What's more, their support has enabled the Hamakumo community to set up a water committee, to make sure the borehole keeps running for years to come.

Rona and her daughter Lwindi working in their garden following the restoration of the borehole.
WaterAid/Chileshe Chanda
Rona and her daughter Lwindi, working in their garden following the restoration of the borehole.

“Having water here means life for us,” Rona explains. Despite the blistering heat, Rona's specialist crop – her sweet potatoes – are thriving due to the flow of clean water from the village’s borehole – and so is Rona’s livelihood. “I send my children to school, buy food and some clothes out of my garden,” she says. 

A winning combination

Since 2013, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped transform lives across the world by supporting WaterAid. £1.3 million worth of funding from players has already gone towards improving access to clean water and toilets.

What players can win:

  • Monthly Postcode Millions draws, each with a massive £3 million prize fund.  

  • The Daily Prize, which runs every day from Monday to Friday, with winning tickets in five postcodes scooping £1,000 each.  

  • The Saturday Street Prize, where you can win £25,000 for every ticket you play with. Not only that, but every Sunday your ticket can win £100, £50, £20 or £10. And every month, one player drives away a brand new BMW, while tickets in one lucky postcode win a £5,000 Dream Holiday prize.

More information about prizes can be found on www.postcodelottery.co.uk/prizes

Terms and conditions

  • WaterAid is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission under licences: 000-004628-N-322767-003 and 000-004628-R-322766-003.

  • People's Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities. For details of each week’s society lottery visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk/society

  • Players must be 16 years or over. Only available to play with postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales. Not available in NI. Conditions apply. 

  • Ticket price £10 for 10 draws paid monthly in advance, a minimum of 30% goes to charities. For a full list of prizes visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk/prizes 

  • Maximum ticket prize is 10% of draw proceeds up to £400,000.  

  • Postcode Lottery Ltd is regulated by the Gambling Commission under licences 000-000829-N-102511-011 and 000-000829-R-102513-010. Registered office: Postcode Lottery Ltd, Titchfield House, 69/85 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4RR. Company reg. no. 04862732. VAT reg. no 848 3165 07. 

  • For full details of lottery policies including self exclusion, social responsibility and complaints please visit https://www.postcodelottery.co.uk/policies

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