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Support good causes this Christmas

  • Christmas Charnwood Community Lottery

Give the gift of community spirit this Christmas thanks to a festive offer by Charnwood Community Lottery.

People can give lottery tickets as Christmas presents to friends and family who can enjoy the exciting chance to win a prize and know money is also being raised for local good causes.

The lottery was launched by Charnwood Borough Council last year and over £25,000 has been raised for good causes. These include village halls, community libraries, swimming clubs, play groups, scout groups, and various charities.

For every £1 ticket, 60p goes towards helping good causes and players can win up to £25,000.

People can buy vouchers for the lottery which can be gifted to their loved ones for Christmas.

Julie Robinson, head of neighbourhood services said: “Since launching last year lottery players have already raised over £25,000 for good causes in the borough.

“Christmas is a time for giving and if you want a different kind of gift this year then a voucher for the lottery could be a great option.

“Not only will you be giving someone the chance to win a prize but you’re also helping to support a local cause. For every £5 gift voucher purchased, £3 will be donated to good causes.”

Gift vouchers for the lottery start at £5 and can be personalised by adding a message to the recipient. People can choose which good cause to support or let the recipient decide.

To buy a gift voucher or to sign up to play the Charnwood Community Lottery, please visit www.charnwoodlottery.co.uk.

Over 50 local causes have signed up for the lottery and more are invited to join. More information is available on the lottery website.