18th May 2018

Following the recent launch of Magic Breakfast in Scotland, People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador Fiona Phillips visited Abercorn Secondary School in Glasgow to see for herself how funds awarded by players are supporting a thriving breakfast club there.  Fiona met pupils and staff and heard about the significant impact healthy breakfast provision is having on the school day.

Head Teacher Patricia McGowan told Fiona about the benefits breakfast had brought to her school: "The difference Magic Breakfast has made to our school is amazing. The children who come to school early to share this experience are getting a great start to the day. We have seen an increased concentration during class time as well as improvements to their health and well-being through spending time developing their peer relationships. I'm so grateful to the charity for working with us." 

Fiona Phillips said: "This is a fantastic charity that helps thousands of children across Great Britain who come to school hungry each day. A nutritious breakfast sets these young people up for the day and we are pleased to be able to support Magic Breakfast's expansion across Scotland. Our players can be proud that they've raised more than £300 million for thousands of good causes like this one."

Vicky Karoulia, Fundraising Manager at Magic Breakfast, said: "We are delighted to be supported by People's Postcode Lottery and celebrate with them their amazing achievement of raising over £300 million pounds for charities in this country. Thanks to players of People's Postcode lottery we have been able to extend our support to many more disadvantaged areas so that more children can start their day relaxed, fed and ready to learn."

As you can see, People's Postcode Lottery have made a great video of Fiona Phillips' visit to Abercorn Secondary School. 

Our thanks go to Fiona Phillips, players of People's Postcode Lottery and the pupils and staff at Abercorn Secondary School.