Tickets now on sale for Bexley’s new Community Lottery
Tickets are now available online for the new weekly Bexley Community Lottery offering the chance to scoop a £25,000 jackpot and help local good causes.
The first draw will take place on Saturday 25 August, with 60p from every £1 ticket going to local charities and good causes. Of the balance, 20p goes to prizes and 20p for administration of the lottery and VAT.
So far more than 30 local groups have registered to benefit from the lottery and more are being encouraged to sign-up. Players can choose which good cause will benefit from 50p of their £1, while 10p will go to a new Community Fund.
Isabel Shaw, Manager of North West Kent Countryside Partnership said: “We are keen to support the lottery, not only for the help it can bring to us as a charity and our work, but also for the boost it will bring to the wider voluntary community of the borough. Bexley has such a brilliant and varied voluntary sector and this is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen it for everyone’s benefit.”
Vikki Wilkinson, Chief Executive of Bexley Voluntary Service Council, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for the community to support their local charities and voluntary organisations. We’re encouraging even more local good causes to sign up all of the time. By choosing Bexley Community Lottery, we can all help to make a real difference to the lives of local people.”
Players have a 50 to one chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra tickets.
Cllr Alex Sawyer, Cabinet member for Communities said: "The Bexley Community Lottery is an innovative way to support the great work of our local charity and voluntary organisations.
"We have partnered with Gatherwell, an external company with a proven track record, to make the lottery work for the benefit of the good causes and local people. None of the money collected will come to the Council.”
Ben Speare, Gatherwell's managing director, said: "We are delighted to be working with the Council and BVSC to run the Bexley Community Lottery – and we're looking forward to helping support Bexley's local causes."
To buy your tickets or register as a good cause visit www.bexleycommunitylottery.co.uk