Highland Hospice has raised over £1 million from its participation in Local Hospice Lottery, a weekly lottery set up to provide financial support to adult and children's hospices throughout Great Britain.
For the past five years, people throughout the Highlands have been signing up to play the weekly Lottery, with each chance to take part in the lottery costing £1. Currently, 6,465 people in the Highlands play the Lottery on behalf of Highland Hospice, many purchasing multiple numbers each week.
Last week Lottery player Graham Stuart from Dingwall netted the top prize of £2000. Graham said, “I was delighted to hear that I had won the top prize in the Local Hospice Lottery. I’ve been playing it for the past four years because Highland Hospice is such a great cause to support. I honestly didn’t expect to win! I would urge anyone who is considering playing to do so. This has certainly got 2018 off to a great start for me.”
Every week, people in the Highlands have the opportunity to win £2,000, along with 152 other cash prizes, plus a roll-over which can reach as high as £25,000. Players are also entered into Super Draws which have an additional guaranteed top prize of £10,000 every March and September.
Lottery software randomly generates a six digit lottery number for each player, and prizes are issued automatically so players don’t need to check their game number to claim their prize.
Highland Hospice’s Individual Giving Fundraiser Emma Kermath said, “To have raised over £1 million in the five years we have participated in Local Hospice Lottery is just incredible. We are delighted to be a part of this great initiative and are so grateful to every player who supports Highland Hospice.”
She added, “It is always great to have a winner from the Highlands, and we have had a lot of top prize winners over the years, plus a few rollover winners who have netted larger sums. Congratulations to Mr Stuart - we all hope he enjoys his winnings!”
To join Local Hospice Lottery, all you need to do is complete a simple application form. These are available from Highland Hospice and its shops, or online at www.localhospicelottery.org