St Nicholas Hospice Care lottery is on the lookout for new members

Could you give a local hospice a helping hand by supporting their charity lottery?

St Nicholas Hospice Care, which provides services and support for those across West Suffolk and Thetford coping with long-term and life-threatening illnesses is hoping as many people as possible will show their support by becoming a member of their lottery.

As part of a fundraising push the charity is hoping to double its lottery membership which currently stands at 8,500 as well as create further awareness for the support it offers across the community.

Alison Bacon-Snow, lottery marketing officer at the hospice, said: “At the hospice we firmly believe that everyone in our community should have the very best experiences in the final chapters of their lives. The lottery is a fun way of giving to and supporting the hospice but it is also possibly one of the most dependable fundraising activities we have with our members helping to raise more than £350,000 every year.

“We need people to spread the word, not only about the hospice’s lottery, but also about the care and services we provide, not only for those coping with illness, but also the support we can give those left behind.”

In a bid to encourage more people to sign up the hospice is offering new lottery recruits the chance to win a luxury hamper filled with M&S goodies if they sign up before December 18. Anyone who recommends someone to sign up will also be entered into the prize draw too.

The weekly draw, which is set to celebrate its 20th birthday next June, has raised around £7.4 million since it started in 1988 and gives players the chance to win prizes ranging from £10 to £1,000 every Friday.

The second prize is £250, but if this is not won it rolls over to the following weeks’ draw, increasing by £250 until it is won or reaches £10,000 – at which point one player is guaranteed to scoop the whole jackpot amount.

You can join the lottery by picking up a lottery challenge flyer from anyone of the hospice’s shops or by visiting (to be entered into the prize draw you must also click the relevant check box).

You can also get in touch with Alison by emailing or telephoning 01284 715566.

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