This Saturday's Hertsmere Community Lottery draw marks one month of the fund-raising scheme, which is run by Hertsmere Borough Council to raise money for local good causes.
The community lottery is on track to help raise more than £11,500 per year for communities in Hertsmere, with non-profit groups including charities, sports clubs and wellbeing services benefitting.
The last four draws have seen 28 prize winners, claiming either cash prizes or three free tickets. In addition, bonus giveaways so far have included an Echo Dot and the current bonus prize (available as part of a nationwide giveaway) is £1,000 in Sainsbury’s vouchers.
Councillor Meenal Sachdev, Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “I’m delighted that the Hertsmere Community Lottery is generating vital funds for good causes, particularly as many of these groups have encountered fundraising challenges due to Covid restrictions.
“It’s great to know that our lottery is directly benefitting Hertsmere residents, and it’s fantastic to see so many people getting behind this fun and easy way to make a difference where we all live.”
By playing Hertsmere Community Lottery players will be donating 50p from the £1 ticket directly to benefit the organisation they want to support with a further 10p from each ticket going into a community funding pot managed by Hertsmere Borough Council. The remaining 40p goes towards prize money and running costs.
Andre Heymoz, Head of Support at Hertsmere Mencap, said: “I recommend you signing up to the Hertsmere Community Lottery. It's a brilliant way to increase your provision, make better resources for your organisation, to grow your capacity to help.”
Grant Taylor, Treasurer and Team Manager U11 Blues at Potters Bar Crusaders Girls, said: “The lottery funding will give us a stream of income that will allow us to be able to plan forward to give them the right facilities, the right kit, the right equipment. Why not do a community lottery and ensure that half that money goes back into your community and into the places that need it.”
Groups who want to be part of this easy way to fundraise should go to www.hertsmerecommunitylottery.co.uk to register. There are no set-up fees or costs and money raised from the tickets they sell is paid directly to them each month.
Michaela Johnson, CEO of Herts School Outreach, said: “It was really easy to do and the marketing material was already there and done. I would definitely say do it. The community lottery makes it possible for more community-led organisations to be able to go out and help more people. The more funding we have the more children we can help.”
To play the community lottery, please purchase tickets at www.Hertsmerecommunitylottery.co.uk.
Draws take place every Saturday at 8pm. As well as the £25,000 jackpot, the other cash prizes available are £2,000, £250, £25 and three free tickets.
The first draw took place on Saturday 18 December.
Winners will be emailed and the winning numbers will be posted on www.hertsmerecommunitylottery.co.uk as well as the Hertsmere Community Lottery Facebook page:www.facebook.com/hertsmerelotto and Twitter account: @hertsmerelotto
Watch our video - Hertsmere Community Lottery - YouTube - on Hertsmere Community Lottery where you will hear from three local organisations and how the community lottery is helping them continue the great work they do within Hertsmere.
To find out more about the Hertsmere Community Lottery, please visit: www.hertsmere.gov.uk/communitylottery
or visit: www.hertsmerecommunitylottery.co.uk
Posted on Thursday 13th January 2022