Good causes sign up to Lichfield Community Lottery

Lichfield market scene with Lichfield Community Lottery logo

Fourteen good causes from across Lichfield District have signed up to be a part of Lichfield Community Lottery.

After launching Lichfield Community Lottery at a virtual ‘Good Cause Launch’ on 18 January, Lichfield District Council is encouraging more good causes to get involved.

The 14 voluntary organisations that have already signed up to be a part of the community lottery include: Pathway Project, Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust, CACH, Rotary Club of Burntwood and District, Friends of Burntwood Library, Hammerwich Bowling Club, Burntwood Be A Friend, Burntwood St Matthew’s Cricket Club, Chasewater Railway, Lichfield Litter Legends, Girlguiding Lichfield Division, Boley Park Pre-School and COGS Prepares 4 Life CIO.

These not-for-profit groups and organisations will now be able to set up their own online lottery page, and, once tickets go on sale, will receive 50p in every £1 spent by players who choose to support their cause. A further 10p in every pound will go to other local good causes from across the district.

Hayley Baxter, Chief Executive Officer for Pathway Project, said:

“We are always looking for ways to raise vital funds to help support local people who are experiencing or are affected by domestic abuse.

“The coronavirus pandemic has made it really hard for charities to fundraise, and so Lichfield Community Lottery is a great new avenue to seek more support from our caring community.”

Cllr Ashley Yeates, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, said:

"I’m thrilled so many local groups have already registered to be a part of our new community lottery and I hope even more will sign up in the coming weeks.

“It offers supporters a fun way to raise money for local causes that are close to their hearts, while giving them a chance to win a £25,000 jackpot and other prizes.”

Local good causes can sign up on the Lichfield Community Lottery website. It is also where supporters can buy lottery tickets when they become available from 2 March 2021. 

Lichfield Community Lottery’s first draw is on 10 April. Players have a 1 in 50 chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra lottery tickets. To celebrate the first draw there is also an opportunity to win a Mercia Food Hub luxury hamper, packed with locally sourced treats.

Regular updates will be posted on the Lichfield Community Lottery Facebook page and Twitter account and website.  

To find out more about Pathway Project go to its website and for its 24-hour confidential domestic abuse helpline call 01543 676800.

Published: 29 January 2021