St Catherine's lottery hits £15M jackpot

St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley is celebrating a milestone moment as its fundraising lottery has now raised £15 Million for the charity since it first launched 24 years ago.

St Catherine's lottery offers its players a chance to win one of 41 cash prizes each week, whilst also helping the hospice to deliver its vital end-of-life care and support to terminally ill people and their families across Crawley, Horsham, East Surrey and Mid Sussex.

Paula McGoveney, Director of Income Generation and Marketing at St Catherine's says: "We are overwhelmed by the incredible support our local community has given St Catherine's lottery. Since it first launched back in 1998, the fundraising team have signed up 47,248 supporters and 228 players from our very first draw are still active members today. The lottery is a wonderful way for our supporters to make a small donation to help local people receive the care and support they need when life comes full circle."

Lottery players each week have the chance to win either one prize of £1,000 or 40 chances to win £20. Over 70p of every £1 donated to the lottery goes directly to St Catherine's patient care and more than £18,000 is raised for the hospice every week thanks to its lottery players.

Christine Pearce from Haywards Health has been playing St Catherine's lottery since 2013 and recently won £20. She says: "I remember the hospice opening and the Queen Mother coming to lay the foundation stone. My friend was cared for at the hospice and I've always remembered that her dog was able to visit her. Playing the lottery is only a small amount to give but it's a guaranteed source of income to the hospice. Without St Catherine's the world would be a much sadder place."

If you would like to join St Catherine's Lottery you can sign up via its website www.stch.org.uk/lottery or contact the fundraising team on 01293 447373.


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