Gedling borough good causes are being encouraged to sign up to benefit from the Gedling Borough Council’s new lottery, Gedling Lotto. 60p from every £1 ticket will go to charities, voluntary organisations and other good causes that work in the area.
Players of the lottery can win a £25,000 jackpot, plus smaller prizes.
The council is now looking for good causes to sign up to be part of the Gedling Lotto to receive funding when the first draw takes place in May. A launch event for good causes who want to benefit from the lotto will be held at Richard Herrod Centre on Wednesday 26 February at 6pm. The event is free to attend and tickets can be purchased at www.gedling.gov.uk/events
The first good cause to sign up was local charity, We R Here. The charity’s manager, Hilary Brown said:
“We were keen to support the lottery not only for the benefits it can bring to us as a charity We R Here and our work but also for the benefit it will bring to the borough. For small charities, getting this money is going to make a lot of difference, and will go a long way. We'd encourage other local good causes to sign up. All you have to do is commit to spreading the word about your own lottery page".
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said "This is a really, really exciting day because it's all about charities, the voluntary sector and not-for-profit organisations, and trying to support the Gedling borough community. We want as many local groups, charities, sports clubs and good causes to sign up and be part of this great opportunity to raise funds for themselves without any catch."
The Gedling Lotto first draw is 23 May 2020. From each £1 ticket, 60p goes to local good causes. Another 20% goes to the prize fund, and the rest is for running costs and VAT.
Players have a 50 to one chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra tickets.
A lottery management company, Gatherwell, has been appointed to run the scheme, having already launched similar lotteries elsewhere. Ben Speare, Gatherwell's Managing Director, said: "We are delighted that Gatherwell has been awarded the opportunity to run the new Gedling Lotto. We're looking forward to helping support Gedling local causes in partnership with Gedling Borough Council.”Attend the good cause event