Thank you for clicking to join the Local Hospice Lottery - the lottery that helps YOUR local hospice to keep caring for people living with life-limiting illnesses in YOUR community.
For just £1 per weekly entry, you could win one of the many cash prizes on offer. PLUS, you'll also be automatically entered into our incredible £10,000 Super Draws! Further detail about prizes and how the Lottery works is available below.
Good luck and thank you. It's a little bit of fun, but it makes a BIG difference to St Wilfrid's Hospice!
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Information about prizes, the way in which they are selected and the likelihood of winning a prize, is available now via 'Prizes and odds of winning'. Further information about the distribution of proceeds is also available via 'What your support means'. All of these details are also included in the Welcome Pack that will posted to you within 5 working days of joining.
Situated between a retail park and a college, St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne really is an integral part of the community. Although the award-winning, purpose-built building which was officially opened by HRH Duchess of Cornwall, has only been in use since October 2013, the hospice has been open for patients with any progressive life-limiting illness since 1983.
Serving a catchment area of over 230,000 that extends from Eastbourne out into surrounding towns and villages, the Hospice looks after over 1,500 patients every year. Its care is delivered via its 20-bed inpatient unit as well as the Wellbeing Centre, which has its own gym and offers treatments, classes and counselling. There is also a Hospice at Home team who visit and care for patients in their own homes. The Triage Service provides patients and health professionals a direct number they can call at any time of day or night and speak to one of its Registered Nurses for help, advice and reassurance. Collectively, the services provided address the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of the patient and support the family facing, and living with, loss.
Aiming to encourage the community to use the beautiful building and its gardens, the hospice has a café in its central area, The Street. This light, open space at the heart of the hospice regularly plays host to lunchtime recitals and other events.
Read Pam's Story
When Pam Baisden was admitted to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, it was for end of life care. Pam, 83, from Uckfield, had fallen in March and fractured her femur. She was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath and was later tested for, and diagnosed with Covid-19.
Over the coming weeks, she became increasingly frail and was admitted to the hospice with the prognosis that she would likely die in the next few days or weeks. The hospice team made a plan of care for Pam, which included nursing and medical care, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Against the odds, Pam turned a corner and started to regain strength and mobility. Amazingly, on the 1st June, she was discharged and returned home with her husband Alan by her side. It was wonderful to see staff and volunteers involved in Pam’s care, lining the hospice’s entrance, clapping and cheering as she left. Since returning home, the Occupational Therapy team have visited Pam at home to ensure her recovery continues.
Pam said: ‘It has been a remarkable recovery. While I was apprehensive about coming home, the hospice has helped me to cope with that. It’s wonderful to get out in my garden and be with Alan again. I am so grateful to everyone who has helped care for me.’
Ruth Bacon, Head of Inpatient Care, said: ‘Pam was very frail on admission but her two goals were to see her husband and to return home. With her fighting spirit and determination and the hard work of all the different teams, we were able to achieve a successful outcome, which is wonderful.’
By playing the Local Hospice Lottery, you will be helping to raise funds for hospices across the UK, enabling them to continue providing end of life care to patients like Pam.
How your help will make a difference
Your money will be well spent!
Local Hospice Lottery is a not-for-profit, hospice owned collaboration and St Wilfrid’s Hospice is one of a number of hospices throughout Great Britain supported by Local Hospice Lottery. For each £1 entry in the weekly draw Local Hospice Lottery gives an average of 60p to hospice care and this is significantly more than most other society lotteries. Through sharing one prize fund and one set of administration costs – lots of expenditure can be saved and St Wilfrid’s Hospice will receive more from every £1 you spend than they would if they ran their own lottery. But even though it’s shared, rest assured that the proceeds from each of your £1 entries will directly benefit St Wilfrid’s Hospice and families in Eastbourne and the surrounding towns and villages.
Local Hospice Lottery will give between 55% and 80% of profits from individuals playing in support of St Wilfrid’s Hospice to St Wilfrid’s Hospice. With the help of wonderful supporters like you, this is expected to be at least £1,000,000 over five years (from April 2020)!
In 2019, of £8.76 million in ticket sales from players supporting all participating hospices, 61% went to hospice care, 3% was spent on prizes, 24% on recruiting new members to the lottery and 12% on running the lottery. Local Hospice Lottery has now raised in excess of £30 million for hospice care.
And as Local Hospice Lottery has the largest prize fund of any hospice lottery – which you’ll have a chance to win in – everyone’s a winner!
THANK YOU FOR HELPING!
How it works
Once you have completed your online signup, you will be allocated a unique game number(s) and this will be confirmed in your Welcome Pack which will be posted to you within 5 working days of joining. Your Welcome Pack will also include lots of other useful information about how the Lottery works and how your ongoing participation will directly benefit your local hospice and the local families that rely on its services.
A member of our Customer Experience Team will also try and make contact with you, just to check that you have received your Welcome Pack and are happy with everything.
Then as soon as we receive your first payment – you’ll enter the draw and have a chance to win as you help!
The draw takes place every Monday (except for bank holidays, where the draw will then take place on the next working day) and winners’ cheques are sent out automatically. So you don’t even need to worry about checking your number(s) or claiming your prizes!
However, the weekly winning numbers can always be viewed on our website at www.localhospicelottery.org (where you’ll also find a handy little results checker!), or by following us on Facebook.
Could you be one of our future lucky prize winners?
How much it costs to play
One game number in Local Hospice Lottery’s weekly draw costs just £5 per month and this gives you the best chance of entering every weekly draw, regardless of how many Mondays (and therefore draws) there are in the month. PLUS… the full payment of £60 across the course of a year also gives you up to EIGHT EXTRA entries (per game number) in our annual £10,000 Christmas Super Draws. Increasing your chance to win AND help!
Players can of course further increase their odds of winning (and helping!) by buying more than one game number if they wish and anyone living in Great Britain, providing they are aged 18 or over, can play.
Direct Debit is our preferred method of payment as it helps to keep administration costs to a minimum and ensures that players don’t miss a draw. You can chose to spread your cost and pay monthly (just £5.00 per month, per game number), or quarterly (£15 per game number), half-yearly (£30 per game number) or annually (£60 per game number) if you prefer.
We understand that not everyone will want to pay by direct debit, and for this reason you can also choose to pay by debit card should you prefer (please note – min of £30, debit cards only).
Everything will be confirmed in your Welcome Pack and you can change your method of payment, or the number of game numbers you hold, at any time by simply contacting us on FREEPHONE 0800 316 0645. It really couldn’t be simpler!
Prizes & odds of winning
How Prizes are allocated & winners selected
On joining you will be allocated with a unique game number(s). Winning game numbers are selected from the unique game numbers of all players entering the draw by using Random Number Generator (RNG) software supplied by a company licensed by the Gambling Commission.
The player with the first game number randomly selected wins the £2,000 prize. 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.
In 2019, an average of 168,480 game numbers belonging to players supporting all of our partner hospices, were entered into each regular weekly draw. The 150+ winning game numbers were randomly selected each week as described above. Across the year, over 7,900 prizes were won, totalling £259,200. From 4th January 2021 over 10,400 prizes will be won each year totalling £300,400.
Promoter: Local Hospice Lottery Ltd, North Court Road, Chelmsford CM1 7FH. Local Hospice Lottery Ltd is registered in England and Wales No. 3226004 at Farleigh Hospice, North Court Road, Chelmsford CM1 7FH and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Farleigh Hospice (Registered Charity No. 284670). The person within Local Hospice Lottery designated as having responsibility for the promotion of the lottery is Local Hospice Lottery’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who can be contacted at Local Hospice Lottery Ltd, The Barn, Glandfields Farm, Chelmsford Road, Felsted, Essex CM6 3LT. Local Hospice Lottery Ltd is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 4716 and is a member of the Hospice Lotteries Association and the Lotteries Council through whom Local Hospice Lottery makes annual contributions to GambleAware (the leading charity in the UK committed to reducing gambling-related harms). For more information and advice visit www.begambleaware.org.