Published on 10th February 2022

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The results are in, Cheltenham Lottery has raised £77k for local good causes, the exciting weekly lottery continues to make a real difference to our local communities.

Since launching in 2019 79 good causes have signed up to the lottery and directly benefitted from the money raised. Some of the good causes already signed up include Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity, Cheltenham Foodbank Fund (formerly Mayor's fund), Cheltenham Animal Shelter and Cheltenham Playhouse.

Every week a top prize of £25,000 is up for grabs with each ticket having a 1 in 50 chance to win. £17,600 has been paid out in cash prizes since November 2019 with a total of 2,700 residents winning at least the minimum prize of three free tickets. 60% of all the ticket sales of the Cheltenham Lottery is donated to local good causes, with 50% donated to the player’s chosen charity and 10% donated to No Child Left Behind.

Councillor Flo Clucas member for communities and safety said: “It is great to see how many local good causes have signed up to the lottery. We know the past couple of years have badly hit our local charities and community groups. It has been hard for them to fundraise in the usual way and that’s why they need our help now more than ever and the lottery is a very simple and rewarding way to do this.”

Claire Charlton, Head of Fundraising at LINC said: "Being part of the Cheltenham Lottery has been a great fundraising tool for LINC. As a small local charity, we have really benefited from the funds raised through this support. The money has helped provide emotional support for patients through the work of the LINC Clinical Psychologists as well providing financial assistance for patients who face difficulties as a result of their illness. It is wonderful to receive support from within Cheltenham that goes directly towards helping leukaemia patients here in Gloucestershire. Thank you to everyone who has helped us."

Alison Jarvis, Head of Fundraising at Cheltenham Animal Shelter said: “We have used the funds from the Cheltenham Lottery plus those from an appeal to our supporters to create a new rabbit bonding pen, update their facilities and create a dry storage area for rabbit bedding and food. Rabbits are social animals, but need bonding before they can live together so this facility is key to our rabbit welfare. We wouldn't have been able to do all of this without the contribution of funds from the Cheltenham Lottery.”

To play the lottery and find out more information visit the Cheltenham Lottery website.

To be eligible for funding from the Cheltenham Lottery, good causes need to be based in the borough and provide a service which directly benefits Cheltenham’s residents. More terms and conditions can be found on the Cheltenham Lottery website.

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