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Damien Nettles' family thank People's Postcode Lottery ahead of draw

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:52

THE family of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles has thanked People's Postcode Lottery players ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) big draw.
Missing People is one of 63 charities supported by players of the lottery, and has received more than £3.4 million since 2008.
It has been used to fund the charity's free helpline and help people like the Nettles family, following Damien’s disappearance after a night out in Cowes almost two decades ago, when he was just 16.
Damien's mother, Valerie Nettles, said: "Missing People is a huge help to families like mine who are living in limbo whilst waiting for news of their missing loved one. I’m grateful to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for helping to sustain Missing People’s helpline so families can access free emotional and practical support around the clock."
According to the National Crime Agency, 4,177 missing people incidents were reported to Hampshire Constabulary last year.
As reported, lottery players who live in the PO30 1 postcode area will share a £3m prize pot. The lucky players who received their golden ticket last week have been invited to the prize draw at Landguard Manor, Shanklin, on Saturday, to find out how much they have won.
Proceeds from the charity lottery have been donated to good causes in the UK and internationally including the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, which has received £525,000.
A documentary about the Damien Nettle’s case, Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared, is to be shown on BBC3 soon.

 


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