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Willen Hospice to give away £4,000 in annual Winter Draw

Local charity, Willen Hospice, has launched its annual Lottery Winter Draw with a total prize pot of £4,000.

The annual draw helps to raise funds for the ongoing work of the Hospice and gives local people an opportunity to give to a worthy cause with just a £1 ticket. Everyone who enters has a chance to win the first prize of £3,000, the second prize of £500 or one of ten £50 runner up prizes.

Lottery Fundraising Manager Louise Dela-Haye says “Every ticket we sell, helps to support the Hospice in offering our care completely free of charge. It also gives us a chance to give something back to our amazing supporters.”

In addition to celebrating its 40th year, the Hospice is also marking its 25th year of hosting the Lottery. During this time the Lottery has raised over £6 million and more than 1300 players have won the weekly Lottery prize of £1,000. 

Louise adds ““When the pandemic hit, we had to cancel or postpone our fundraising events and close our shops for months on end, but alongside our regular givers, our Lottery has continued to be a vital source of income. A huge Thank You to all of our Lottery players, past, present and future, for helping us to be there for local families. You really do make a difference”

With only around a quarter of its financial support coming from the NHS, the bulk of the money the Hospice needs, is raised privately. It takes £4.7million every year, or £9 a minute, to continue providing specialist, compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Winter Draw tickets are available to buy online at www.willen-hospice.org.uk/winterdraw or in any of the Willen Hospice shops, to adults 16 years and over. The closing date is 4 February 2022, the draw takes place on 10 February 2022 and winners will be announced within 7 days.

Chances of winning and full Terms and Conditions are available on the Willen Hospice website: www.willen-hospice.org.uk/winterdraw