These days, £1 can’t buy you much.
A coffee, weekend newspaper, and even a bag of chips will set you back more.
But one thing it will secure you is a weekly entry into the St Michael’s Hospice Lottery draw.
With a first prize of £1,000, and 23 other cash prizes every week, it is one of the most profitable Hospice Lotteries around, and continues to grow.
Those who have won a prize – particularly the jackpot – will have felt that warm glow inside knowing they have pocketed some cash but helped their Hospice at the same time.
But aside from being in with a chance of boosting your bank balance, playing our Lottery supports over one in 20 of our patients.
‘Playing every Friday is one of the most cost-effective funding sources for the care services provided at St Michael’s,’ said Lottery Manager, Helen Legge.
‘It costs just £1 a number each week but provides St Michael’s with a guaranteed income enabling us to budget and plan ahead.
‘Almost one in 10 Herefordshire households play the Hospice Lottery, well above the national average, and we are very grateful for their continued support.
‘We would, however, love to welcome any new or returning members who would like to join in the fun and be in with a chance of scooping the jackpot each and every Friday.’
Helen said she would like to thank everyone who continues to play the Hospice Lottery, and those who helped raise the record-breaking sum of over £49,000 through the Summer Draw.
In the past year, the Lottery has raised a net income of £282,500 for St Michael’s – up more than 2% on the previous year.
So, if you want a taste of that Friday feeling, while helping your Hospice, sign up now to play the Lottery from just £1 a week.
You can do so by calling 01432 851 000 or by downloading an application form here, and returning it to us by post.
Your number will automatically be entered into the draw each week for as many weeks as you have instructed us to do so.
And don’t worry about missing a prize – we’ll notify you should you strike it lucky.
We also offer lottery membership as a gift: ideal for those wishing to give a gift with a difference that will keep on giving. Scratch cards are also available and make perfect wedding or party favours.
For every £1 Lottery entry sold, 66p goes directly to Patient Care, 20p goes towards Lottery Prizes and 14p is spent on administration, promotion of our cause and legal regulation.