This funding wouldn’t be possible without National Lottery players who raise over £30m every week for good causes across the UK. So, to say thank you to its players, The National Lottery has created a chance for them to reunite with their loved ones this Christmas by giving away 50,000 free tickets to see Love Actually in cinemas on 23 December. The money raised each week helps fund impactful community initiatives, which go further to create positive change in society. Among the organizations benefiting from the funding is the award-winning Cariad Pet Therapy. Working across West and South Wales, Joanna Page met with the charity’s founders to find out how the not-for-profit group provides therapy dog welfare visits to healthcare organisations, including hospital rooms and care homes, to improve people’s well-being. people in these environments.