SINCE its launch, the Redditch Community Lottery (RCL) has raised over £20,000 for the local community and has had more than 760 winning tickets.
RCL will be celebrating its two-year anniversary on Tuesday 18th January and since it was set up it has supported 34 good causes, with local groups signing up as part of a fun and effective way to raise funds for their valued services in the community.
Players can win weekly cash prizes up to the £25,000 jackpot for just £1 per ticket, 50% of each £1 ticket bought goes directly to the cause of your choice with a further 10% going to the community fund, which is used to support other local good causes.
Local VCS groups who have joined up to the lottery have also appreciated the extra support it’s given them during the uncertainty of the pandemic.
Karen Martin, from Inspire Community Training, said: “As an extremely small, voluntary sector organisation, the lottery fund has really helped us.
“There have been times, especially over COVID that we have struggled to pay a bill and then I’ve checked our bank, expecting the worst, only to find that a payment has come in from the lottery and covered it.”
Council Leader, Coun Matt Dormer, said: “I am proud that the Redditch Community Lottery has been able to help so many Good Causes this year, and with no real end in sight for the pandemic, it’s good to know that this extra support has been invaluable to those who have signed up.
Judith Willis, head of community and housing services said: “If you’re a good cause considering joining but feel a bit unsure, then don’t worry. The Lottery is completely free to join and is the perfect way for groups to top up funds in a safe and virtual way.”
Visit www.redditchcommunitylottery.co.uk to sign up.