Fundraising charity Your Hospice Lottery has now raised over £1 million for Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge.
The hospice reached the milestone figure during its 385th draw since launching its weekly lottery game in 2011. Since the beginning of this year the total raised for Arthur Rank has been climbing by around £4,000 a week.
CEO Lynn Morgan, commented:
“It has been wonderful to know that we have a steady income from the lottery and this helps us with planning our services. We also like the fact that the administration costs are still going to hospice care, because Your Hospice Lottery is administrated by St Helena’s Hospice in Colchester. It would be our dream to expand the number of people playing, as this would have a very direct impact on our care: we could for example use such funds to recruit another nurse for Hospice at Home. Just £1 a week is a contribution many people can commit to and what better way to spend a £1?”
Alex Howe, Head of Lottery at Your Hospice Lottery, added:
“Seven years ago – in a bid to keep costs down and increase the amount of funds that can be given back to hospice care – we took the opportunity to take our lottery to the next level and extend our services into Cambridgeshire, in partnership with Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. Thanks to the loyal support and generosity of thousands of their supporters we are thrilled to now be celebrating £1 million raised. Long may this amazing support continue! Thank you to every one of those Your Hospice Lottery players: you are helping make every moment count for patients and their families.”
Your Hospice Lottery is operated by a dedicated team at St Helena working with 11 other hospices nationwide. Playing costs just £1 per play each week, adding up to £4.34 per month. On top of the ‘feel good’ factor, players are in with a chance of winning one of 136 guaranteed prizes, ranging from £10 to £1,000 each week. There is also a weekly draw for a rollover jackpot, which increases by £250 each week up to a maximum prize of £10,000 – two Your Hospice Lottery winners have claimed the £10,000 rollover in the last nine months.
For more information visit Your Hospice Lottery