Over 35 good causes have already signed up to benefit from the new Wolverhampton Community Lottery after a virtual launch event to give good causes a first look at how the lottery will work, as well as giving them a chance to sign up and start fundraising with the lottery.

The local lottery has been set up by Wolverhampton Voluntary & Community Action in a bid to raise money for charities and good causes throughout Wolverhampton.

The launch event was a great success, with local organisations including Age UK Wolverhampton, The Haven, Central Youth Theatre, Gatis Community Space and Wolverhampton LGBT+ already signed up. A wide range of voluntary sector organisations have taken up the offer to give their fundraising a boost.

It’s not too late though, good causes still are being encouraged to sign up, there’s no limit on the number of causes that can join. Each good cause will be given its own page on the website to direct their supporters to. Causes will receive 50p from every £1 ticket they sell, with a further 10p going into a Central Fund that will also be distributed to good causes.

Any not-for-profit organisation that is interested can sign up here: wolverhamptoncommunitylottery.co.uk/good-causes.

Maria Billington, Director at ARC CIC who run Gatis Community Space said, “We signed up to fundraise with the lottery because it will allow us to raise money online, all year round without needing to print tickets or source prizes. We’re excited to give our supporters a fun way to boost our fundraising, and maybe even win a cash prize.”

With so many good causes signed up and tickets on sale now, it will soon be time for the first draw of the lottery.

Tickets are available now from wolverhamptoncommunitylottery.co.uk and the first draw takes place on Saturday 27th May at 8pm.

Players will have the chance to win cash prizes of up to £25,000, whilst supporting the good cause of their choice, and if you buy a ticket before the 27th May you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win an Apple iPad. It’s a win-win situation!

For more information on the Wolverhampton Community Lottery visit wolverhamptoncommunitylottery.co.uk or email Gurpreet Sahota on Gurpreet.Sahota@wvca.org.uk.

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