Did you know that each year Rowans Hospice provides care and support to more than 10,000 people with progress and life-limiting illnesses?

Rowans Hospice provides specialist end-of-life care to people with progressive and life-limiting illnesses in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, as well as offering support for their relatives and carers. Rowans Hospice offers a haven for rest and recuperation - providing a space where families can enjoy special moments and create precious memories together.

The services at Rowans Hospice are completely without charge, meaning they’re available to anyone who needs to use them. Nobody should be left without care at the end of their life. This is only made possible by the ongoing support and kindness from the local community.

Local Hospice Lottery is a not-for-profit weekly lottery that helps provide hospices across Great Britain with a regular and sustainable income. In 2020 for each £1 entry in the weekly draw Local Hospice Lottery gave an average of 68p to hospice care – that’s substantially higher than other good cause lotteries, such as The National Lottery or The Health Lottery. Since 1997 Local Hospice Lottery has contributed in excess of £39 million to hospice care. You can play the Local Hospice Lottery in support of Rowans Hospice.

Prizes & odds of winning

How Proceeds are Spent and Odds of Winning

In 2020, £9.17 million was raised from ticket sales, with 3% spent on prizes, 12% spent on administration and management and 17% reinvested to recruit new lottery members.  The remaining 68% was given to hospice care – an amazing total of £6.28 million. Based on estimated draw-entry numbers, the likelihood of winning a prize in the weekly draw is, on average, 1 in 960.  Similarly, for our March & September Super Draws the likelihood of winning a prize is estimated at 1 in 1,175 and for our Xmas Super Draw is 1 in 4,335.

How winners are determined and prizes allocated

On joining you will be allocated a unique game number(s). Winning game numbers are selected from the unique game numbers of all players entering the draw by using licensed Random Number Generator (RNG) software. The player with the first game number randomly selected wins the £2,000 prize (or the £10,000 prize if a Super Draw). All other prizes are then allocated in the same sequence as the game numbers are drawn. As part of this process, the £1,000 prize in the regular weekly draw will either be won or rolled over to a maximum of £25,000.

Nick's Story

By playing Local Hospice Lottery in support of Rowans Hospice your helping people in your community, like Nick. In October 2019, Nick was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas, which had already spread to his liver.  Nick’s family’s world came crumbling down knowing 2019 would be their last Christmas together as a family.


What followed was a bumpy and turbulent time, alongside the COVID-19 crisis, a nationwide lockdown and a gruelling chemotherapy treatment plan. Despite these setbacks, Nick spent six months making memories with his wife, his daughters and his six beautiful grandchildren.  He had the honour of walking daughter Caroline down the aisle on her wedding day, welcomed his sixth grandchild into the world, celebrated another birthday with his family by his side, as well as being at the heart of a family photo shoot to ensure they all had a photo which included his newest granddaughter.


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions in early June, Nick made the decision to die at home surrounded by his beloved family with the Rowans Hospice at Home nurses caring for him. Nick sadly lost his battle on 9 June 2020 at 6:50pm surrounded by his wife and his daughters.  His daughter Caroline has shared these words with us:


“As a family we cannot thank the Rowans enough for their support; the Hospice at Home nurses who attended the house multiple times, and did their utmost to make Dad’s last days as comfortable as possible. The Meerkats Bereavement Service helped us explain death to our children and the Living Well Centre nurses who continually supported us, listened to us cry, checked in on us when we needed it most and are always at the end of the phone when we need them.”

Why should I support Rowans?

Rowans Hospice offers a variety of life-changing services to help patients and their families in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. Some of these services include:


  • In-Patient Unit – the focus on the In-Patient Unit is about treating the person rather than the illness, and improving quality of life for as long as that may be. The care given across all Rowans Hospice services is about helping people live every moment to the fullest in comfort and dignity.


  • Hospice at Home – even though most people feel very much at home in the Hospice itself, some people prefer to be cared for in their own home. The Hospice at Home service offers end-of-life care in the home and is available 24/7. The service allows patients remain in familiar surroundings supported by their loved ones and the Hospice at Home team.


  • Living Well Centre – the centre supports people in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire who are living with a life-limiting and progressive illness. The team of nurses, complementary therapists and trained volunteers can offer guidance and support to patients, family members and carers.


  • Bereavement Support– bereavement support is offered to those who have had somebody close to them die under the care of Rowans Hospice.  The team of Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Counsellors based at the Hospice, are compassionate professionals trained to support people in these difficult circumstances.