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Organisers of the East Cheshire Hospice lottery are appealing for new members to raise much-needed funds.

Income has dropped over the last 18 months with door-to-door collections suspended during Covid-19, along with charity shop recruitment.

The lottery generates £324,000 a year which pays for three days of care each week in the Hospice’s Sunflower Centre.

Tickets are still only £1 with a weekly jackpot of £1,000, plus 22 other cash prizes, including a second prize of £200, which can rollover.

Of the £1 entry, 72p goes directly to fund patient care. The lottery has more than 6,000 members and has been going since 1995, raising around £4.5m.

Lottery manager Carol Frain said: “We’d love to get new members but haven’t been able to do any recruitment because of the pandemic.

“We haven’t increased the ticket price and are cheaper than many other lotteries. You don’t just play to win, you’re also giving someone with a life-limiting illness the support they need.”

Some jackpot winners, including a volunteer, have donated winnings to the Hospice which needs to raise at least £7,500 a day to keep going.

Winners are drawn randomly each Friday and results published on the Hospice website and in the Macclesfield Express.

Entry at £4.34 a month can be via direct debit, debit card or cheque. Scratch cards are also available.

* To join visit eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/support/lottery or call 01625 433477 (Ext 2).

Lottery organisers Carol Frain (left) and Celia Stanley.

East Cheshire Hospice Lottery Wedding Favours – Available now!

Wedding favours from East Cheshire Hospice can provide the ideal gift for your guests on your big day in 2020.

Scratch cards launched a few months ago are proving popular with couples getting married.

The £1 cards offer a one-in-six chance of winning and bring much-needed funds for the Hospice.

Carol Frain, Supporter Care Manager at the Hospice, said: “The cards are inexpensive and because of the odds of winning they create quite a buzz among guests at a wedding reception… There’s been an encouraging response to the cards since we introduced them as wedding favours and it’s nice way to provide vital care within the community.”

At East Cheshire Hospice we also have teddy bears, badges and pens among its range of items for those planning to tie the knot.

For more details go to eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/support/wedding-favours/

Beth Candy, Events Manager at East Cheshire Hospice, with the wedding favour scratch cards.