Local community funds continue to grow

Hart District Council is celebrating this week following the two-year anniversary of the Hart Lottery.

Since then an amazing £55,000 has been raised for local good causes that benefit the residents of Hart. Over 70 local good causes are now signed up including schools, sports clubs, community and activity groups, all raising money through ticket sales to supporters, friends and family.

Calthorpe Park School have to date had the highest income from the Lottery. Kate Braddon, Chairman of the School Association said: “The Hart Lottery has provided us with a regular income from generous parents. The funds raised have enabled us to purchase new keyboards for our music department, something that all pupils at Calthorpe Park will benefit from.

“I would encourage any organisation to sign up to the Lottery as it is an excellent way to boost funds and there is constant support from the team at Hart District Council.”

Ticket sales have now reached over 1,000 in each draw and supporters of the lottery also benefit from the chance to win great prizes, ranging from free tickets up to a jackpot prize of £25,000.

David Neighbour, Leader at Hart District Council said "The Hart Lottery has exceeded all expectations and we are delighted that it has provided such a good level of additional funding for local groups. We have many good causes across the district that provide invaluable support to the community and I would encourage them to consider the Hart Lottery as an additional source of fundraising."

It is free and easy for good causes to sign up. For supporters, tickets cost £1 each and 60p of that ticket goes to good causes. To sign up as a good cause or a supporter, please visit www.hartlottery.co.uk. Further information can also be found on the Council’s website at www.hart.gov.uk/hart-lottery.

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