Good News For Good Causes
Three good causes are set to benefit from the West Norfolk Wins Community Lottery’s 5th birthday bonus competition.
They are Discover Downham Heritage who get £1000, Swan Youth Project Downham who get £500 and Linnets In The Community who get £250.
New and existing causes were invited to take part in the competition and encourage people to byy extra lottery tickets, and get the chance to get extra financial help.
Chris Morley, the borough councillor responsible for finance, said: “We were hopeful that this competition might encourage more people to support their local charities and community groups who are struggling at this time with the rising cost of living. Unfortunately, it would appear that people simply don’t have spare money to support community groups through the lottery. It is understandable, but shows just how hard it is for charities to fund raise at the present time.
“The competition may not have achieved the tickets sales that we hoped, but we are delighted that we have encouraged a new cause to sign up, and that we have raised the profile of the lottery’s existence. We will continue to promote the Community Lottery as a fund-raising option for local charities and would urge people to show their support. For every £1 ticket purchased, 60p goes to community good causes, all based in West Norfolk. It’s a simple way for people to support their local community and they could even win a prize.”