Community lottery helps Lichfield Litter Legends 

group of people in high vis with bin bags of rubbish

A local good cause is putting the money raised through Lichfield Community Lottery towards its goal of a litter free Lichfield. 

Lichfield Litter Legends, the group that carries out regular litter-picking around Lichfield and its outskirts, is one of Lichfield Community Lottery’s most popular good causes. 

This is the weekly lottery where 60p of every £1 spent goes towards causes that benefit Lichfield District. With a jackpot of £25,000 and other cash prizes up for grabs, it is a fun way to support the local community while being in with a chance to win a prize. 

Lichfield Litter Legends has been using the money raised by their lottery supporters each week for new equipment and promotional material. The extra funds are also helping the group of volunteers to take their message to local schools, to raise awareness of the problems associated with litter, including the impact on society and local wildlife. 

Bob Harrison, Chairman of Lichfield Litter Legends, said:

“We’re always looking for funds to help us in our goal of creating a litter free Lichfield. 

“We have around 300 brilliant volunteers, with many more joining us each month and we need to supply them with the necessary equipment, such as litter pickers, bag hoops, hi-vis vests and training resources.

“We are also expanding our educational project, allowing us to talk to more children about the issues associated with littering.

“This means the extra money from being part of Lichfield Community Lottery is a welcome boost. I found the process of signing up easy and the increased exposure we have from our dedicated lottery page is very useful.

“Now we are all set up everything just ticks away in the background and we receive regular monthly payments into our bank account, which our treasurer loves! We are on course to raise almost £2,000 this year, which is wonderful for our group.” 

Lichfield Litter Legends is now appealing for more players to choose their cause. 

“We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our service. Thank you for your support and we hope you are lucky!” continued Bob. 

Councillor Richard Cox, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, commented:

“This is such a fantastic local cause and we’re delighted Lichfield Community Lottery is helping to support their hard work. Litter is an ongoing issue and it is groups, such as Lichfield Litter Legends and Burntwood Litter Heroes, that really help us in our work to keep the district tidy.

“We are keen to sign up more good causes across the district, especially local sports clubs who could use an extra funding boost. It’s such a simple way to add to your fundraising efforts and offer people a fun way to support your good cause.”

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Published: 20 October 2021