The Cornwall Hospice Care lottery team are celebrating the news that they’ve reached a milestone of 10,000 lottery lines being played each week. The 10,000th line of numbers belongs to Amanda Hemsley from Truro. Amanda was recruited by Luke Haynes, one of two lottery representatives who has been working for the Cornish charity for just over 2 years, working door to door asking people to sign up.
Mum of four, Amanda said “it’s a very good cause, not just end of life care. When Luke knocked on the door the kids were play fighting, laughing and joking around. He was really polite, not pushy at all, I was happy to join and for only a small monthly amount I know I’m helping a local cause.”
Luke Haynes the lottery representative (centre left) and Amanda Hemsley (centre right) with Cornwall Hospice Care staff and volunteers at St Julia’s Hospice.
Sarah Vincent, Lottery Manager spoke of reaching the 10,000 goal; “we are so excited to reach our goal to have 10,000 lines in each weekly draw. We know our prizes are not quite in the same league as the national lottery, although our £200 Rollover prize has reached the maximum of £10,000 once before and our £1,000 weekly top prize never fails to put massive smiles on the winner’s faces every Friday. You could also win our £50 prize or one of 50 £5 prizes, it’s all part of the fun. We want to get many more lottery players as well! Every £1 chance sold means a bigger donation to the charity”.
The Cornwall Hospice Care lottery raises funds via a weekly lottery draw returning all of its profits to the charity so vital services and special care can be given to hundreds of patients, their family, friends and carers across Cornwall. The nursing teams provide care and support at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell, St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle and in Cornwall’s hospitals, care homes and in the community with their Neighbourhood Hubs and Open Houses
Players of the Cornwall Hospice Care lottery not only enjoy the chance to win significant prizes, they also know that their entries directly help those in the local community affected by terminal illnesses.
It costs £5.15 million a year to provide the specialist care given and last year alone lottery players helped to fund an incredible £268,731 of care. They also had hundreds of happy winners enjoying spending their prize money.
To join the Cornwall Hospice Care lottery call 01726 66868 (option 4) or visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk