On Monday 4 September, the new Broxbourne Lottery in aid of good causes was launched to a packed audience of local community organisations.
The Mayor of Broxbourne, Councillor Carol Crump, welcomed over 70 representatives from local groups to the event, commenting that “the Broxbourne Lottery offers a unique opportunity to raise funds, with little effort and no outlay. The Council has invested in developing this initiative as we know that many local charities and clubs will benefit. I hope that after hearing more, your organisation will choose to sign up”.
The weekly Lottery draw will raise funds for local charities and community groups, who can sign up for free. Lottery players will be able to select which group will directly benefit from half of their £1 lottery stake, with a further 10p per ticket going into the Council’s Community Grants fund to be distributed to further good causes.
Representatives from Gatherwell Ltd, which is running the lottery on the Council’s behalf, and from the Vale Lottery, a similar Council lottery set up in Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, presented the benefits of the lottery to the audience and were on hand to answer questions.
Councillor Jeremy Pearce, Cabinet Member for Corporate Development said “I am excited about the opportunity community groups have to raise considerable funds for their cause. I encourage all eligible community groups to sign up for free. For very little effort, the rewards could be great”.
Local community groups and charities can check if they are eligible and sign up on the lottery’s website www.broxbournelottery.co.uk.