Hospice of the Valleys
Hospice of the Valleys is a registered charity that cares for over 750 patients every year in the Blaenau Gwent and South Wales Valleys area. Their team of specialist palliative care professionals are dedicated to providing hospice care; taking care not only of people’s physical needs, but also providing for their psychological, spiritual and social needs. Their mission is to deliver free, high quality care for patients in their community suffering life limiting illnesses, and comprehensive support for their families throughout treatment, end of life care and bereavement. The money raised by people taking part in the Local Hospice Lottery helps to fund these essential services and enables Hospice of the Valleys to keep caring for local families, when and where they need it most.
How playing the Local Hospice Lottery helps Hospice of the Valleys
All of the services provided by Hospice of the Valleys are given completely free of charge and this is only made possible through the ongoing support of the local community. Hospice of the Valleys only receives 11.9% of their funding from the NHS so need to raise over £1.8 million every year to keep their vital services running.
Profits from the Local Hospice Lottery help towards the running costs of Hospice of the Valleys and provides a regular stream of income which they can rely on receiving, each and every month. Not only does this help to provide essential care and support to local families right now, it also enables Hospice of the Valleys to plan and develop their services for the future.
In 2021, £10.6 million was raised from ticket sales, with 3% spent on prizes, 12% spent on administration and management and 18% reinvested to recruit new lottery members. The remaining 67% was given to hospice care – an amazing total of £7.14 million.
Local Hospice Lottery will give between 60% and 80% of profits from individuals playing in support of The Hospice of the Valleys to The Hospice of the Valleys. This is expected to be at least £200,000 over five years from April 2022.
For more information about the services provided by Hospice of the Valleys and the other ways you can help:
Call: 01495 717277
Hospice of the Valleys is a registered charity, number 517724