We’re celebrating hitting a major hospice lottery milestone by asking people to consider taking part this Valentine’s Week to show their love and help local patients.
Players of St Ann’s Hospice local lottery, which has been running for more than 25 years, have kindly raised £25million for the charity by buying their tickets, whilst also being in with a chance of winning thousands of pounds of prize money each week.
We’re over the moon to have hit this amazing milestone with our players having raised £25million for local patients since we launched the lottery. It’s an incredible amount which has made such a huge difference to people’s lives, and we can’t thank everyone who takes part enough. Trudi Ogden, St Ann’s Lottery Manager
Trudi explained: “To celebrate, we’re asking people from across Greater Manchester and beyond to consider buying a ticket this Valentine’s Day – and throughout February – to ‘Love their Lottery’ and help us raise even more valuable funds for St Ann’s.
“By purchasing a £2 ticket for our weekly draw, players are not only supporting the charity, but are in with a chance of winning thousands of pounds too.”
The St Ann’s lottery has a weekly jackpot prize of £2,000, plus an additional rollover prize of £1,000 a week up to a maximum of £10,000. Other weekly prizes also include £50 for four winners, and £10 for 30 winners too.
People can buy tickets online or in one of our hospice shops across Greater Manchester, so it’s really easy for people to take part. As a charity we rely on the support of local people now more than ever, so we’d love people to show the love this February and buy a ticket. Calling the weekly winners has got to be the favourite part of my job. They’re always so excited and share their ideas on how they might spend their prize money too. If local people are able to join in and support the hospice, we’d appreciate it so much. Trudi Ogden, St Ann’s Lottery Manager
As a charity, we only receive around a third of our funding from the NHS. The remaining costs of delivering care to thousands of people every year – totalling around £20,000 a day – fundraised and brought in via a range of events and trading activities, including the hospice’s lottery.
To sign up to play the hospice’s Local Lottery, visit www.sah.org.uk/lottery or call 0161 498 3642.