Local people have the chance of winning £2,000 each week whilst supporting patients from across Greater Manchester, thanks to the St Ann’s Local Lottery.
The St Ann’s local lottery, which includes a weekly draw, costs just £1 for a ticket with proceeds helping to support the thousands of local people the hospice cares for each year.
Lottery Manager Trudi Ogden explained:
“As St Ann’s is a charity and we only receive about a third of our funding from the NHS, we rely on initiatives such as the hospice lottery to ensure we can continue to provide care to our patients and their families.
“It’s incredibly easy to join, and players can sign up for just four weeks, or if they prefer to play regularly, can set up a Direct Debit payment. It means they don’t need to worry about sending us their £1 each week, and are automatically entered into the weekly draw.”
The lottery is drawn at the hospice each Friday, with one lucky winner receiving the jackpot of £2,000, a second prize winner receiving £200 and ten runners up each getting their hands on a £30 prize.
“Working at the hospice I see every day the real difference that support from initiatives like our St Ann’s Local Lottery make to the lives of our patients. Many come to us at an incredibly vulnerable time in their lives, and we simply couldn’t continue to provide our specialist care without the support of local people.
“We’d love as many people as possible to sign up to play the lottery – by doing so, you might win, and our patients win too!”
The hospice also has a range of lottery party favours and gift vouchers which can be purchased throughout the festive season and beyond.