Broadland: Community lottery raises £38,000 for good causes
Broadland District Council's Community at Heart Lottery has raised nearly £38,000 for communities in Broadland this year.
A wide range of non-profit groups such as schools and nurseries, charities, music groups, mental health and wellbeing services, sports clubs and more, are among those benefitting.
Through the community lottery, which launched in February 2021, supporters have not only raised £37,939 to date but more than 1,365 players have celebrated wins, ranging from three free tickets for future draws to £2,000. There are still chances for players to be in with the chance of winning cash prizes up to the £25,000 jackpot before the end of this year. Anyone entering before 1 January, 2022, will also be in with the chance of winning £1,000 of Decathlon vouchers to spend on more than seventy outdoor and sporting activities, as well as nutrition and body care products.
A total of 63,233 tickets have been purchased since the Community at Heart Lottery launched, with 50p from the £1 ticket price going directly to benefit a good cause chosen by the player and a further 10p going from each ticket going into a community funding pot managed by Broadland District Council. The remaining 40p goes towards prize money and running costs.
Deputy Leader of Broadland District Council Trudy Mancini-Boyle said:
"Since we launched the Community at Heart Lottery earlier this year, our supporters have raised a staggering £38,000 for local good causes, and so far 64 groups in Broadland are directly benefitting each week from tickets you buy. Even if players don’t win a prize in our weekly draws, they can be content in knowing that they are making a real difference to where we live."
Cllr Mancini-Boyle also said tickets for the community lottery make a great last-minute Christmas present:
"You can buy vouchers starting at £5 for your loved ones to sign up and play. They get to choose a good cause close to their heart to support and they could win up to £25,000, so you might be making their Christmas the best yet!"
Buy tickets or a gift voucher via the lottery website. Groups who want to be part of this easy way to fundraise should go to the lottery website to register, and there are no set-up fees or costs. Money raised from tickets they sell is paid to them directly each month.