Community Lottery supports good causes

THE NEW Rother Community Lottery is helping to raise vital funds for local causes across the district.

Almost £6,000 has been distributed to voluntary groups and community projects since the online lottery was launched by Rother District Council in the spring.

The first draw was held at the end of April with weekly draws taking place every Saturday evening. Over 600 people are purchasing tickets for Rother’s Community Lottery each week, giving them the chance to win a £25,000 jackpot as well as other cash prizes and free tickets.

Cllr Susan Prochak, Deputy Leader at Rother District Council, said: “I am delighted at the success of the Rother Community Lottery.

“The Lottery is helping to support our local charities, not-for-profit community groups and voluntary organisations as well as offering players the chance to win, with £1,300 awarded in prizes since April.”

66 local organisations are currently signed up to the lottery. Good causes across Rother are being encouraged to sign up for free and become lottery beneficiaries.

Cllr Prochak added: “Signing up is quick and easy via the lottery website, and once on board all groups need to do is encourage their supporters to play the lottery.

“If you run a local charity or community group sign up via the Rother Community Lottery website so you can receive your share of the funds generated every week.”

It is easy to take part in the Rother Community Lottery. Tickets cost £1 with 50p going towards local good causes. Players can choose the organisation they wish to support when they purchase their tickets. A further 10p is allocated to the general good cause fund to be distributed to local organisations through the council’s grants programme.

People who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the lottery, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general good causes fund.

To buy tickets and support a local good cause visit www.rothercommunitylottery.co.uk/support/find-a-good-cause

Good causes can sign up for free at any time via the Rother Community Lottery website.

Published: 10th August 2022