Your Hospice Lottery may soon have raised £1 million for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity!


Wednesday 27 June 2018



Thanks to supporters playing the weekly lottery for the Hospice, a grand total of £941,713.50 has now been raised to help fund the care provided every day by Arthur Rank Hospice, to those living with a life-limiting illness in Cambridgeshire (as of Monday 25 June).

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s partnership with Your Hospice Lottery began in 2011. Just £58,286.50 remains, in order to take the funds raised by the lottery to its first £1 million by the end of September. This would equate to 2,230 people signing up to pledge their support to Arthur Rank Hospice through Your Hospice Lottery playing for £1 a week.

In celebration of the approaching milestone, Arthur Rank Hospice organised for a few loyal players to visit them at a recent Hospice Open Day.

Hopes are high that the £1 million target can be reached over summer. When broken down, the £941,713.50 already raised by Your Hospice Lottery players could fund 1,995 episodes of Hospice at Home for patients being cared for in their own homes between the hours of 10.00pm and 7.00am (£472 per episode).

Once enough new players are recruited at £1 per week (£52 per year) to hit the £1 million total, the remaining £58,286.50 could fund a further 123 episodes of essential Hospice at Home care.

Director of Fundraising and Communications at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Donna Talbot, explains why everyone is a winner: “Many of our supporters really enjoy supporting Arthur Rank Hospice Charity via our Your Hospice Lottery. It’s one of the easiest ways to give a regular donation, with the bonus that you could become a winner too: it happens much more frequently than you might think, with 136 guaranteed prizes on offer every week. I’ve seen lots of people over the years, who’ve been surprised to become winners, having never won anything else in their life before! It’s a really affordable way to support the Hospice … and how wonderful to know that you’ve been part of a group of people who will hopefully have raised £1 million for our vital Hospice services by the end of summer!”

Alex Howe, Head of Lottery at Your Hospice Lottery, adds: “We have been working with Arthur Rank for over six years now and have been overwhelmed by the astounding response we have received from the people of Cambridgeshire. There are currently over 7,800 numbers played by local supporters in the draw each week. We hope more people will follow suit and join in the fun. Becoming a player with Your Hospice Lottery for £1 per week, really does make a difference.”

Lottery players could win prizes ranging from £1,000 down to £10. There is also a rollover jackpot, which increases by £250 per week when not won, up to a maximum of £10,000. To date, Your Hospice Lottery has created 6,716 winners amongst Arthur Rank Hospice players, paying out over £165,000 in prize money.

To sign up or for more information visit arhc.org.uk/join-the-lottery.asp or call 0800 285 1390. Lottery players must be 16 or over. Alternatively, visitors to Arthur Rank Hospice can now sign up in person at the Hospice’s Bistro, thanks to a new wall-mounted tablet which allows supporters to input their details securely.

Arthur Rank Hospice needs to secure £7.45 million every year to deliver services free of charge to patients and their loved ones. About half of this currently comes from statutory sources, with further funds raised thanks to the wider local community – through initiatives like Your Hospice Lottery - whose support is critical in helping us make every moment count.



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