Flutter Entertainment, alongside other Betting & Gaming Council members, donates profits to some of the UK’s top charities.
Flutter’s UK and Ireland brands united with other Betting & Gaming Council (BGC) members to donate profits from last Thursday’s flagship Britannia Stakes race at Royal Ascot to UK charities, including ABF - The Soldiers’ Charity, Sue Ryder, Ascot Racecourse Supports Community Fund, The Ivors Academy Trust and Cotswold Riding for the Disabled.
Members who took part donated all profits from single and each way bets for the Britannia Stakes race placed both online and in high-street shops. Thanks to the support of racing fans, Flutter brands including Sky Bet, Paddy Power and Betfair donated a total of £382,174 alone.
Conor Grant, Chief Executive of Flutter UK&I, said: “It’s a pleasure to once again be part of the BGC’s great initiative and we hope this donation will make tangible differences to the charities involved.”
Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, said: “It’s great news that BGC members have once again made such a big donation to a number of brilliant charities. BGC members support the jobs of nearly 120,000 people and we are proud to back so many good causes in so many local communities all year round.
I am sure that the money we raised will once again make a huge difference to the incredible work done by all the charities involved.
I’d like to thank all the BGC members who took part – as well as their customers who enjoyed a flutter on the race – and I’d like to thank Ascot for their continued support."
BGC members, including Flutter, have now raised £5.5 million for charity through the Britannia Stakes and virtual Grand National since the BGC was formed in November 2019.
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