What a great day we had on Saturday!
A BIG thank you to everyone who generously supported us at Tring carnival – it was so great to meet everyone – lovely weather, lovely people.
Plus Tring’s Town Mayor made some people very happy by drawing our Superdraw prizes!
Congratulations to all of our winners:
Mrs F from Leighton Buzzard won the first prize of £5,000.
Mrs R from Hemel Hempstead won a Champney’s Essential Day for Two which was kindly donated by Champneys Tring.
Mrs C from Berkhamsted won Champagne Tea for Two at Waddesdon Manor, which was kindly donated by Waddesdon Manor NT.
Ten people also won a one year subscription to HLP.
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for the Superdraw to support our six partner hospices.
We are all getting excited in the HLP office!
Apart from the 700th anniversary of Tring’s town charter being celebrated, Tring Town Mayor, Stephen Hearn, will be drawing our Summer Superdraw winners at around 2.45pm and you can buy your tickets on the day up until 1.30pm.
Look out for our ticket sellers or come and see us on our stall opposite the activities area for last minute chances to win £5000 and support your local hospices.
We are immensely grateful for the help of our volunteers who all play a crucial part in supporting the work that we do.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, we currently need help in the following areas:
Office support – based at our office in Tring, we are in urgent need of volunteers who would be able to spare a few hours each week to help our friendly team with a variety of administrative tasks.
Ticket sales agents – attending local events such as beer festivals, music events, fetes, fairs and carnivals, we are always looking for people who are willing to chat about what we do and sell tickets on behalf of The Hospice Lottery Partnership.
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities we’d love to hear from you. Please phone Dani on 01442 891459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Last year we raised over £1 million for our six partner hospices:
- Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity
- Grove House
- Iain Rennie Hospice at Home
- Michael Sobell Hospice
- South Bucks Hospice
- The Hospice of St Francis.
You helped us raise £182,000 for each of our 6 partner hospices last financial year!
That’s a total of £1,092,000!
This is the most successful year since we started in 1997 and on behalf of our partners we would like to thank all our supporters who have helped us towards this total – let’s make 2015/16 even better!
2nd April 2015
A very lucky supporter of The Hospice Lottery Partnership from Hemel Hempstead won the £9,600 Rollover Prize on Friday 27th March.
The Rollover Prize which rolls each week until it is won, had been rolling for 48 weeks creating a real buzz in the HLP office and with their supporters, resulting in increased sales of tickets across HLP’s catchment area.
Mrs Aylward, a member of The Hospice Lottery since 2012, has previously won two small amounts but was absolutely delighted to win big
“Wow! What a lovely surprise. I joined HLP to give something back to local charities – the care that these hospices give is so special – I never expected to win!” She signed up to the lottery while at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood while receiving cancer treatment of her own.
“I’ve won two other things recently – a photo session with a professional photographer and 4 tickets for the Bobby Moore Suite at Wembley to watch Saracens – but this is the icing on the cake, thank you!”
Mrs Aylward used to be a Community Nurse Manager working alongside nurses from HLP partner hospices, Iain Rennie Hospice at Home and The Hospice of St Francis and is more than aware of the fantastic work they do. “It’s such a small world!” she commented.
When asked what she would spend the money on she said “Well it hasn’t really sunk in yet, but after 3 years I hopefully come to the end of my treatment in May, so a nice long holiday is definitely in order. But I would also like to donate back £600 to HLP to say ‘thank you’.”
Her Husband also joked that some of it will probably go on wool as she loves knitting so much!
Belinda Ellis, from HLP said “When we presented her with her cheque, you could see the excitement in her eyes and her genuine appreciation. It’s moments like that, that make our job even more special.”