Your Hospice Lottery celebrates raising £8 million

first_img Your Hospice Lottery is celebrating having raised £8 million for hospice care since 2001.Your Hospice Lottery is owned and run by St Helena Hospice in Colchester, and works with ten hospices around the UK including Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Salisbury Hospice Charity, and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Players pay £1 per weekly draw, and the money raised after the running costs and the prize fund are taken out goes to the hospice of the player’s choice. Prizes range from £10-£1000. Currently over 50,000 numbers are played in the lottery draw each week, with over 15,000 of these recruited in the last year.According to Your Hospice Lottery, the £8 million raised so far could pay for 80,000 visits by a community nurse to patients’ homes, over 260,000 counselling sessions or 16,000 days of inpatient care per patient.Alex Howe, Head of Lottery at St Helena Hospice, said:“We have developed a fantastic model where we can manage the lottery operation for other hospices on a national level, keeping set up and administrative costs to a minimum, so more money can be spent on patient care and all proceeds stay within the hospice world. We want to be able to share our success and experience with hospices that for whatever reason are not able to run their own lottery.“We could not have reached this fantastic milestone without the valued support of our loyal players who have contributed to the lottery over the last 16 years. Your Hospice Lottery is going from strength to strength with the addition of two new hospice partners in the last year, reaching out to more people in more communities. It’s amazing to think how much can be raised by people simply paying £1 per week to play the lottery.”The lottery started out in 2001 as the St Helena Hospice Lottery, and became Your Hospice Lottery after extending its reach into Cambridgeshire in association with Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.  131 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  132 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Melanie May | 7 August 2017 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Your Hospice Lottery celebrates raising £8 million Tagged with: Lotterieslast_img read more

Reaching for the brass ring…

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Yesterday, John Spence was blasting out on stereo.He kicked off things at NAFCU’s Management and Leadership Institute in Chicago. And I was borrowing from his playbook in Chambersburg, Pa.I had the pleasure of speaking to 160 employees of Patriot Federal Credit Union in beautiful Chambersburg, Pa.The Beautiful Capitol Theater!We were talking about pushing yourself to improve.Of course, everyone wants to improve.  But saying and doing are different things.  This post from Seth Godin, hammers away at the difficulties of improvement. continue reading »last_img