Local Hospice Lottery Hits Lochaber

25 June 2013

Local Hospice Lottery representatives Ray Cameron and Fiona Jackson will be in the Lochaber area next week (week beginning Monday 1 July), informing residents about the weekly draw and asking if they would like to sign up for it.
The fundraising initiative, which was introduced last year as part of Highland Hospice’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, has already attracted over 6,000 members from across the Highland area.
Every week, people in the Highlands have the opportunity to win up to £1,500 each week.  The Lottery has a total weekly prize fund of £3,000, and a rollover prize which can reach up to £10,000.
Each chance to take part in the lottery costs just £1, with lottery software randomly generating a six digit lottery number for the player.  Prizes are issued automatically so you don’t need to worry about remembering to check your game number and claim your prize.
Ray Cameron said, “Fiona and I are looking forward to spending a week in the Lochaber area and meeting its residents.  We have been promoting Local Hospice Lottery on behalf of Highland Hospice for almost a year now, and the feedback has been excellent.  The Hospice is such a great cause, and so many of us will rely on its services at some point in our lives.  We really hope that we can attract the people of Lochaber to join Local Hospice Lottery.”
Highland Hospice was the fourth UK hospice to join the Local Hospice Lottery, which has been running since 1996.  A further two hospices have since joined the group.
Local Hospice Lottery is drawn every Friday, with a top weekly prize of £1,500, a second prize of £400, a third prize of £100 and 100 prizes of £10 each. If the second prize is not won, it rolls over each week to a maximum of £10,000.  Highland Hospice receives between 40p and 60p from every £1, with the potential for this figure to rise as the popularity of the lottery increases. This compares to as little as 5p in every £1 going to charities with the National Lottery.
Highland Hospice’s Director of Fundraising, Communications & Retail, Andrew Leaver, said, “I would urge people all over the Highlands to participate in the Local Hospice Lottery.  Your chances of winning our top prize are approximately three times better than your chance of winning a similar prize in the National Lottery’s Lotto Draw. 
“As a registered charity, our services are given completely free of charge. This is only achieved because of the support we receive from the Highland community. All proceeds from lottery tickets purchased in the Highlands will be used to deliver services in the Highlands.”

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