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Good causes sign up to new Borough lottery

Published on Tuesday, 13th March 2018

Charities and community groups from across Nuneaton and Bedworth have been signing up as good causes for the new Borough lottery.

At a Town Hall event yesterday, local groups were given the chance to find out how they might benefit from this exciting new initiative being launched by the Borough Council. The Lottery is being introduced to help voluntary groups develop an income stream to support the valuable work they do within the community.

Today’s event included presentations from Gatherwell Ltd, the company selected by the Council to administer the Borough Lottery and Warwickshire CAVA – the local community development organisation. So far nine groups have signed up as good causes and more applications being processed.

Cllr Dennis Harvey, Leader of the Council said:

“Our Borough Lottery provides a new opportunity for local charities and voluntary groups to raise much-needed funds. The Council is committed to supporting the voluntary sector and the Lottery is a great way to raise money for the local community, within the community.

“With tickets going on sale in just a couple of weeks, it has been fantastic to see the interest from local groups at yesterday’s event and I’m absolutely delighted with the number of good causes already signed up.

“If there are other organisations that want to get involved, there’s no deadline – they simply need to apply to register on the borough lottery website –”

Mark Palmer of Nuneaton Memories said:

“This is a great way for local people to get behind local good causes – with 60 per cent of all ticket sales going to worthwhile charities and voluntary groups within the Borough, it’s a fun way to support valuable work within the community with the chance to win some substantial prizes. We really are excited about the Borough Lottery and the odds of winning a prize are so much better than any other lottery we can think of."

Carol Gallagher of Doorway said:

“We really welcome this local Lottery – it gives us the opportunity to raise vital funds so that we can continue to support homeless young people.”

The lottery will give residents the chance to enter a £1 weekly online draw and be in with the chance of winning prizes, ranging from free prize draw tickets to a jackpot up to £25,000.

From each ticket bought, 60p will go to good causes and the local community. Players will be able to choose which cause they support when they purchase tickets. The rest of the money will go to the prize fund and running costs – the Council will not receive any of the proceeds.

Tickets go on sale at midnight on Wednesday 28 March 2018 with the first draw taking place on Saturday 28 April.Boro lotto good cause