TV Presenter Fern Britton kindly came along to Chiltern Forest Golf Club in Wendover on Wednesday to help draw the winners of The Hospice Lottery Partnership’s Superdraw 2013.
Fern, who has been a member of the Lottery since 2001 and a loyal supporter of Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, said “It’s an absolute pleasure to help such a wonderful cause, with the added bonus that I may win!”
Unfortunately Fern didn’t win but sent her heartiest congratulations to the lucky first prize winner of £7000 who comes from Great Missenden.
Four wonderful nurses from the partner hospices also helped draw the remaining prizes – Sonja O’Leary and Sue Jarvie from Iain Rennie, Sue Lacey from Florence Nightingale and Jenny Burrell from The Hospice of St Francis.
Nick Mason, CEO of the Hospice Lottery Partnership, thanked Fern and the nurses for their help and presented Fern with a bouquet of flowers and each nurse received a gift subscription to the Lottery. “It was delightful to meet Fern and for her to give up her time today – she is such a lovely lady!”
10th – 17th May 2013 is National Flutter Week. This is a week where all the hospices throughout the country promote how their lottery helps their fundraising efforts.
In the last financial year, The Hospice Lottery Partnership gave ££831,250 to our seven partner hospices. That’s an incredible £118,750 each.
This money goes a huge way to enabling the hospices to continue offering free care and support to adults, children and their families coming to terms with life limiting or terminal illness.
Every £1 really does make a difference and whilst you could win £1,000 first prize, win or not, it really is the patients who benefit.
Single tickets are available on line on our Play This Week page or can be purchased in all of the 58 charity shops run by our partner hospices throughout the area.
Feeling lucky? Why not have a Flutter this week?
Congratulations to our member from Burnham who won £6,800 on our Rollover game on Friday!! We shall be visiting the winner on Wednesday so come back to get news on why she supports The Hospice Lottery and how she will spend her winnings!
We are delighted to say that this week, someone who bought a ticket through our website has just won £10! Well done Ms B of Weymouth and thank you for your support.
Please feel free to have a look around. You’ll notice some new features including the opportunity to join in and comment on our blogs!
Of course you can still purchase single tickets for the draw this week or you can set up a membership for yourself.
It only costs £1 to show you care…
Membership still only costs just £4.34 a month paid by Direct Debit and single tickets are still just £1. With our rollover standing at £5,800 this week, don’t miss your chance of starting 2013 with a nice little lump sum. It could pay off your Christmas bills or enable you to book this year’s summer holiday!
Of course our hospices are the real beneficiaries of playing The Hospice Lottery. Every year the cost of caring for local people with life limiting or terminal illnesses grows, as does the number of people in need of care. Our aim is to give £1 million to our partner hospices this year and we can only do it with your help.
If you are already a member, please consider buying a one off single ticket to double your chances in the draw this week or you could buy a second membership!
Gift Subscriptions are also the perfect present, as they keep on giving. Not only are you giving the recipient the chance to win up to £1,000 every week but you are also helping support the vital care at your local hospice.
Keep a look out for more blogs in the future!