Paperland MP visit

West Yorkshire retailer Paperland received a visit by Batley and Spen MP Kim Leadbeater, to celebrate its customers raising over £1.5m for Good Causes through the sale of National Lottery products.

Leadbeater awarded proprietors Kawal and Suman Devasher and their customers with a plaque marking their achievements.

The husband and wife proprietors have owned Paperland and served the local community in Cleckheaton for over 20 years.

Leadbeater said: “I was delighted to visit Paperland to mark their and their customers’ contributions to National Lottery Good Causes.“Thanks to National Lottery players and to independent shops like this one, over £17 million has gone to Good Causes in Batley and Spen alone since 1994. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some fantastic local National Lottery-funded projects in recent months and seen first-hand the amazing work they do in their communities.

“I enjoyed meeting Kawal and Suman and hearing more about their wonderful shop. Supporting local independent shops and the high streets they’re on is really important as so often they are the lifeblood of their communities.”

Kawal said: “This December I will have owned Paperland for 21 years. And I am extremely proud that, through buying National Lottery games at our store, our customers have been able to raise so much for Good Causes. To be recognised by Ms Leadbeater for helping to raise so much over the years is also really special.”

With every sale of a National Lottery ticket, a proportion of the money received benefits a huge variety of Good Causes projects that make a real difference to the lives of people and communities in the UK.

To date, The National Lottery has raised £47bn for projects across the UK.

Although Camelot is responsible for generating returns to Good Causes through its operation of The National Lottery, it plays no role in the allocation of funding. This is the specific responsibility of 12 lottery distribution bodies, each with specialist knowledge of their sectors.

For anyone currently looking for funding, you can visit to find out which grants are available to your project.