Isabel Hospice has been providing specialist care and support to people affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses in eastern Hertfordshire for over 40 years. But with only 25% of their funding coming from the Government, they simply wouldn't be here to care without the ongoing support of local people like you.
Playing the Local Hospice Lottery for just £1 per entry (£5 monthly) is your easy, fun and affordable way to get involved! You can have a chance to win 201 amazing cash prizes every week; including a guaranteed £2,000 prize and a rollover that can reach as high as £25,000! PLUS.. you'll be automatically entered into three £10,000 Super Draws every year. Most importantly, your help will mean that Isabel Hospice can receive a regular stream of income to enable the team to keep caring in 2022 and beyond. You can find out more about how the Lottery works, prizes and odds of winning, and how Isabel Hospice benefits, below.
It's a little bit of fun that makes a BIG difference to so many local families and you can pledge your support today by following the simple and secure steps below. Thank you!
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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.
Local Hospice Lottery is a not-for-profit, hospice-owned collaboration and Isabel Hospice is one of 28 hospices throughout Great Britain benefiting. Through sharing one prize fund and one set of administration costs – lots of expenditure can be saved and Isabel Hospice can receive more from every £1 you spend than they would if they ran their own lottery. You get to choose which hospice you play for and this means that the proceeds from every entry will directly benefit Isabel Hospice and families across eastern Hertfordshire.
The team at Isabel Hospice provide palliative care which aims to improve the quality of life for people who are living with any life-limiting illness across eastern Hertfordshire. This may include cancer, motor neurone disease and other neurological conditions as well as end stage renal, heart or lung conditions. The aims of palliative care are to control pain and other symptoms and help patients and families to deal with emotional, spiritual or practical questions, which may arise from their illness. It is a whole person approach where the person is not defined by their illness.
All of the Hospice’s care is given completely free of charge and it can be provided inside a patient’s own home, by the Hospice at Home team, by the Living Well and community nursing teams online, or in the Hospice’s In-Patient Unit based in Welwyn Garden City.
Isabel Hospice relies heavily on support from the local community to enable them to keep caring for those who need them. The cost of providing their essential services is currently budgeted at around £7 million per year, with only 25% of their funding being provided by the Government.
Profits from the Local Hospice Lottery help towards the running costs of Isabel Hospice and provide a regular stream of income which the Charity 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 allows future planning and development of the Hospice’s services for the future.
Since 1997 Local Hospice Lottery has contributed in excess of £37 million to hospice care. In 2020 for each £1 entry in the weekly draw Local Hospice Lottery gave an average of 68p to hospice care. Local Hospice Lottery will give between 55% and 80% of profits from individuals playing in support of Isabel Hospice to Isabel Hospice. This is expected to be at least £1,200,000 over five years (from April 2021).
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!
How the Lottery works
Once you have completed the online form, 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/results (where you’ll also find a handy little results checker!), or by following us on Facebook.
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 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.
John is living with stage 4 prostate cancer and has, to make things easier for his family, planned and paid for his funeral, and is currently decorating his house, that he shares with his brother ‘so it can be sold when I pass on’ he explained. I knew about Isabel from when I was a carer for my Dad over 20 years ago. He had lung cancer and we had nurses coming to the house to help then. So, when my chemo and radiotherapy came to the end of the line, and I was told I had about 12 months. 14 months ago, Isabel was suggested to me I knew I would be in safe hands. Before the pandemic came along, my nurse, Sharon would visit me. Now we talk on the phone. We’ve talked together about the future and when I get more ill, and that’s how I came to plan my funeral, write my will and pay for it all. My brother has done the same. He has been a complete strength for me, along with Sharon. Since completing my will, funeral and other plans for when I get more ill I have been able to focus on spending good happy times with my family.
When she visited she saw me struggling to get out of my armchair. I am very tall and my armchair was very low. She asked if I had considered a riser recliner to aid me to get out of a chair comfortably in a standing position. She helped source an all singing and dancing electric riser and recliner through the Hospice’s furniture shop in Hoddesdon for me to look at and I went and bought the riser recliner there. She arranged for it to be delivered, and it’s been a godsend. I have a history of mental illness in the family, I had a breakdown and so volunteered in a mental health charity for many years, so I knew all about these chairs. I used to pick up and collect furniture for them, and now it was coming to me.
Sharon has helped me with my cancer, but also with my mental health. She has pulled me through the rough times and has been the catalyst for my future care planning. I am very mindful of the strains on the NHS at the moment so I am trying to keep stable so I don’t overburden them.”
Playing the Local Hospice Lottery helps to provide vital support to local people like John, both now and in the future too.
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.