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People's Postcode Lottery

Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £1.2 billion for thousands of charities and local good causes. The lottery is an important source of funding for animal welfare charities, including the RSPCA.

Funding boost for the treatment of sick and injured seals

Our work to rehabilitate and release sick and injured seals has been given a much-needed boost thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery.

More than £25,000, raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery, will be shared between our four specialist wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centres.

The funding comes at a crucial time as already this year we've taken in 328 sick and injured seals. The majority of seals treated are orphaned pups and typically the animals will spend between four and six months in our care until they're ready to be released back into the wild.

Thank you to all players

Evangelos Achilleos, our East Winch manager said:

"I can't stress enough how grateful we are to Postcode Lottery players for raising this incredible amount of funding for us - thank you so much!

"The funding will allow us to continue helping the seals that need us the most. Fewer seals will suffer and their chance of being released back to the wild as healthy animals is far more likely because of the work of our dedicated teams. This funding will allow us to protect them, rehabilitate them and ensure that they can live happy lives free from harm back out in the wild where they belong. 

"Sadly, we're seeing an increasing number of seals with deep laceration injuries caused by plastic litter like frisbees and discarded fishing equipment which is very concerning, and so our work is needed more than ever before. We're so grateful to have the support of the players of People's Postcode Lottery, we couldn't do this vital work without their generosity."