Community lottery hits half million mark
PUBLISHED: 12:32 28 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:29 05 August 2016
Supporters of Arthur Rank Hospice community lottery have raised over £500,000 for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
The milestone was reached on the weekly draw of Friday, May 20, seeing the total figure raised tip the scales at £503,927.50.
The lottery, a registered charity, has been running since May 2011, and now almost 8,000 numbers are played by hospice supporters each week. In the five years since running there have been over 3,100 winners.
Money raised contributes to the running of the hospice, supplementing the £2m that is needed every year.
Dr Lynn Morgan, Chief Executive of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, said: “We have always felt absolute partners in taking the lottery forward and it is amazing that it has made so much money, particularly as there was no upfront investment from the Arthur Rank Hospice and we have not had to have a dedicated in-house resource.
“We look forward to the years to come and celebrating when it gets to £1 million! Hopefully our new hospice will give us the space and opportunity to create ways for our supporters to sign up at the hospice as well”
For more information or to join the lottery in support of Arthur Rank Hospice Care visit the Arthur Rank lottery website, or telephone 0800 285 1390 to speak with the Your Hospice Lottery team.