Successful launch of the Tandridge Together Lottery
Last night over 100 guests gathered at the official launch of the Tandridge Together Lottery which was held at The Orpheus Centre in Godstone. Representatives from local charities and good causes were invited along to hear more about how the first community lottery in Surrey can help them raise money.
Local celebrity and trustee Sir Richard Stilgoe welcomed everyone to The Orpheus Centre, before the assembly watched students perform. The Chairman of the Council, Councillor Gill Black, officially opened the evening and Ben Speare, from lottery provider Gatherwell, explained how the lottery will work.
The highlight of the evening was a special live lottery draw with prizes donated by a range of local businesses.
- Tatsfield in Bloom won £250 worth of advertising, including design work, in CR3, CR6, RH9 and TN16 magazines, from Dan Jordan Publishing.
- Felbridge Bowling Club won a £53 Premier Membership to use in the Tandridge Leisure Centre, de Stafford Sports Centre or The Village Health Club.
- Holland Sports Athletics Club won a £30 voucher to use in Gurkha Kitchen, Cucina Italiana, Thai Pad, or Brisk Burgers restaurants in Oxted.
Lottery tickets costing £1 will be available from the new website at www.tandridgelottery.co.uk and will be on sale from 22 February. Anyone buying a ticket will be able to select the cause they want to support from those registered on the website. The first weekly draw will be on 31 March with a chance to win £25,000, as well as a special additional prize of £250 worth of Amazon vouchers donated by local business Butler & Young Associates.
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.
Councillor Simon Ainsworth, Chair of the Resources Committee, said: “It was wonderful to see so many local good causes represented at the lottery launch event. We look forward to seeing their new lottery website pages in preparation for the tickets going on sale on 22 February and encourage their supporters to buy tickets to help them raise funds. We are extremely proud to be launching the first community lottery in Surrey and hope many more good causes will join.”