‘Love our Lottery, care for St Clare’ says local hospice

Charity / Thu 23rd Jun 2022 am30 08:12am

ST Clare Hospice are marking their third annual ‘Love our Lottery’ week by celebrating the outstanding care that Lottery players help to fund, and welcoming more people to sign-up to play.

With over 14,000 weekly entries, last year the St Clare Hospice Lottery raised over half a million pounds to help fund hospice care for communities across West Essex and East Hertfordshire.

The income generated by people playing the St Clare Hospice Lottery pays for the care of around 1 in 9 of the Hospice charity’s patients. However, the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the ability of the Lottery to recruit more players, has had a serious impact over the past two years.

Paula Fogg, Lottery Manager at St Clare Hospice, who is keen to see a rise in player numbers said: “The St Clare Hospice Lottery is such a fantastic way to help fund the work we do in the local community. Times are certainly tough at the moment, with rising bills and food prices, it makes it harder for many of us to juggle our household finances.”

“However, playing the St Clare Hospice lottery is just £1 per week and the difference it makes to people in our local community at a time they need us the most is incredible. Hearing the stories from patients and their families on how we supported them and ‘held their hand’ through such a difficult time is humbling. Please think about how £1 per week can help us to hold more people’s hands.”

Paula elaborated, “Signing up is so easy as well! Either visit our website, complete a form, or give the Lottery Team a call on 01279 773 730. There are 23 guaranteed weekly prizes including £1,000 plus the chance of winning our big rollover where you can win up to £10k!”

Paula said, “Players also get access to our “Perks for our Players” programme which offers discounts to Lottery players across a number of local companies. So please sign up and join our lovely Lottery community.”

The Lottery costs £1 per entry to play and by subscribing to play once a week with a monthly direct debit, Lottery players pay £4.34/month – the price of a few cups of coffee.

For more information about playing or signing up to the St Clare Hospice Lottery, visit stclarehospice.org.uk/play-lottery or contact the St Clare Hospice Lottery team on 01279 773 730 or [email protected]

Lottery players must be 16 or over. Terms and conditions apply. The St Clare Hospice Lottery is licensed by the Gambling Commission.

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