Tickets for the new weekly online Horsham District Community Lottery are now on sale with the chance for players to scoop a £25,000 jackpot, whilst also benefiting local charities and community groups whose work benefits residents in Horsham District.
The first weekly draw of winners will take place on Saturday 28 September.
Everyone buying a ticket can choose which community group they want to support. 60p from every £1 ticket goes to local community groups with the rest divided between the prize fund and running costs. An additional special prize is also on offer, in the first weekly draw, for a free family meal at The Crown, Horsham.
More than 65 charities community groups have, so far, applied to receive a share of the funds. Groups already registered include Horsham Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (HAODS), Henfield Youth Club, Olive Tree Cancer Support, Tigers Football Club, Pulborough Cricket Club, and the Horsham and Shipley Community Project – and many more.
Ava Harding of the Olive Tree Cancer Support group is one of those who has signed up to become involved in the Community Lottery. She said: “I must say, I think it is a great idea and such an easy way to fundraise. We are a small, independent charity attached to Crawley hospital which has provided free support, advice, friendship and therapies to thousands of people in the local area.
“We are also starting an outreach project in Horsham in 2019, which will run from Horsham Hospital, so we hope that being a part of this lottery will help us to keep on providing the support that so many people need.”
Cllr Kate Rowbottom, Chairman of Horsham District Council, said: “I am delighted that tickets are now on sale for our new Horsham District Community Lottery. This weekly online lottery is an innovative way to support local charities, community groups and voluntary organisations.
“Over 65 groups have already applied to join the lottery, but we want as many as possible to benefit from this opportunity. It’s free to register and I encourage them to sign up before the first draw on 28 September.”
The lottery is run on behalf of Horsham District Council by external provider Gatherwell, which already runs a similar scheme for many other local councils.
Community groups and those wanting to buy tickets should visit www.
or call 01403 434010.
or call 01403 434010.