Since its launch in September 2020, the Gedling Lotto has raised almost £19,000 for the local community and more than £6,400 has been given away in winnings.
So far, more than 31 local groups have signed up and been using the Lotto as a fun and effective way to raise funds for their valued services in the community.
Supporters can win weekly cash prizes up to the £25,000 jackpot for just £1 per ticket and if they enter before 30th October they will also be in with the chance of winning £1,000 in John Lewis Vouchers.
50% of the £1 ticket goes directly to the cause they choose, with a further 10% going to the community fund, which is used to further support local good causes.
Gedling Youth & Community Hub has been using the Lotto since it launched in September 2020 and has raised nearly £2,000 from Gedling Lotto ticket sales. The group is working on ambitious plans to convert a former railway station building in Gedling village into a youth centre and community hub.
Francis Rodrigues, Chair of the Gedling Youth & Community Hub said:
“The money we have raised from the Gedling Lotto has helped us with our monthly running costs to keep our regeneration project going. We sell between 70 – 75 tickets per week and the monthly income we make is a real help. We are very grateful to Gedling Lotto for creating a lottery that is so supportive of local good causes like ours.”
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said:
“Good causes across Gedling borough have not only benefited from receiving regular funds raised from their ticket sales, they also received a host of marketing materials as well as their own Gedling Lotto webpage to help them to get started promoting their tickets and it’s all free for them to use.
If you work or volunteer with or support a local not-for-profit group, maybe you’re in a local school’s PTA, a member of a sports club, or support a local charity that it looking for a sustainable way to raise funds, then let them know that Gedling-based good causes can sign up for free to use the Lotto and raise funds, it’s so easy to do, they just visit www.gedlinglotto.co.uk to register.”
To support a local good cause, visit the website, pick which cause you want to support from the list www.gedlinglotto.co.uk. Good causes can register to start fundraising at the same website.