Lottery cel­e­brates 20 years and £10m raised

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

The Pil­grims Hos­pices Lottery is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary, hav­ing do­nated an amaz­ing £10 mil­lion to the char­ity since it started in 1996.

As part of the cel­e­bra­tions, the char­ity has been sign­ing up lots of sup­port­ers across east Kent – with more than 1,000 new mem­bers join­ing the 21,000-strong com­mu­nity in just one month.

Shi­ralee Rid­dell, Pil­grims Lottery man­ager, said: “The hos­pices took a bold de­ci­sion back in 1996 to start our own fundrais­ing lottery and to­day ours is one of the most prof­itable hospice lot­ter­ies in the coun­try thanks to a fan­tas­tic team and, most im­por­tantly, our gen­er­ous lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“Whether it’s the care taken by our Lottery col­lec­tors to talk to ev­ery­one they visit, or the self­less peo­ple who give us back their win­nings be­cause they want to help more than they want to win – ev­ery act of kind­ness makes a dif­fer­ence to those who need our care and sup­port.

“We are so grate­ful to all our mem­bers and we hope by cel­e­brat­ing this spe­cial an­niver­sary we can also reach new peo­ple to sup­port us so we can con­tinue to meet the in­creas­ing de­mand for our ser­vices.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Pil­grims Hos­pices Lottery, visit www.pil­grimshos­pices.org/ sup­port­ing-pil­grims-hos­pices/ pil­grims-lottery/

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