You may have already heard about our new hospice lottery but we wanted to fill you in and explain why we have chosen to do it.
We are working with a company called ‘Local Hospice Lottery’ and are one of 12 hospices across the country that are part of the scheme. We have chosen to use this particularly company because it is run by Farleigh Hospice in Essex and they understand how hospices work and are experienced in lottery management. If you would like further information please visit: www.localhospicelottery.co.uk
It is a great way to be able to support Dorothy House but to also be in with a chance of winning large cash prizes on a weekly basis. It costs as little as £1 a week and is really easy to set-up.
To be able to keep providing the free care that we do, we have to make sure that we can bring in the finances to do that, and by running this lottery we will be bring in £750,000 over 5 years to Dorothy House which we can use directly to support patients and their families across the 700 sq miles of our area.
We understand that the lottery is not for everyone, but we also know that for many people they would prefer to support us in this way and this is just one of many ways that you can help us.
You may have had or be shortly receiving a visit door-to-door by one of our lottery canvassers. You will be able to identify them easily because they have specific Dorothy House lottery uniforms, and they will also carry an official ID badge at all times. To see a picture of our current team, please click here.
Our canvassers will NEVER ask for a donation although if you wish to support us by making a donation rather than playing the lottery they will be happy to take your gift, they will always be in their uniforms and will be polite at all times. If you would like to take part in the lottery then they will talk you through what you need to do. If you would rather not participate the canvasser will understand and will politely move on.
If you would rather register online, you can do so by visiting: www.localhospicelottery.co.uk and selecting Dorothy House or pick up a leaflet from one of our shops, Winsley or our Outreach centres in Trowbridge and Peasedown.
We hope that you will consider supporting us in this way by being a part of our lottery. Good Luck.