Good causes invited to sign up for community lottery to help them raise funds

Good causes invited to sign up for community lottery to help them raise funds

Local charities and good causes are invited to sign up to the Tandridge Together Lottery, so they can raise funds to help them provide their services for residents. The Tandridge Together Lottery will be officially launched on 31 January with a top prize of £25,000.

Good causes can register by visiting, e-mailing or calling 01883 722000. The good cause must operate within the Tandridge district and can include hospices, schools, sports teams, Scout or Guides groups or community groups.

Lottery tickets costing £1 will be available via a new website and will be on sale from 22 February 2018. Anyone buying a ticket will be able to select the cause they want to support from those registered on the website.

50p of the £1 ticket price will go directly to the chosen good cause, with a further 10p in every pound going into a fund for the Council to distribute in the form of small grants, to a wide range of good cause projects who apply for support in the Tandridge district. The rest will go towards prizes and administration costs. There is no cost to the charities, projects and groups who sign up.

The first weekly draw will be on 31 March 2018 with a top prize of £25,000. This is the first community lottery in Surrey.

Councillor Simon Ainsworth, Chair of the Resources Committee, said: “We are very excited about launching the Tandridge Together Lottery. It is an innovative way of helping good causes raise money which will be spent on the vital work they do to help support our residents. In addition, residents buying tickets can be confident the money they spend on tickets will benefit the local area.”

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