Hospice Lottery Celebrates 18th Birthday

8 Oct 2021

Dr Kershaw’s recently celebrated the 18th Birthday of their Weekly Hospice Lottery, launched back in October 2003, which raises vital funds for patient care.

With over £4.2 million raised over the past 18 years towards patient care at the Hospice, including £1million towards the new state-of-the-art In-Patient Unit, Dr Kershaw’s Weekly Lottery has been vital in enabling the Hospice to support so many patients across the borough of Oldham.

Audrey Laycock has been a Hospice Lottery Member since the very first draw, even celebrating a £1,000 jackpot win, she said: “I’ve been a member for all these years as I believe in what the Hospice does, it’s absolutely fantastic and I want to do my bit to support it. I now have four numbers for just £4 a week, I don’t even notice the small amount coming out, it’s great to know that I’m helping others with my contribution. It was fantastic to win, and came at the perfect time as our boiler had just broken so it paid for a new one!

Joanne Penketh, Head of Lottery and Donor Stewardship at the Hospice added: “We are so grateful to every single Lottery Member who has supported us over the past 18 years. We have lost over 2,240 members since the pandemic began, and with restrictions now lifted and our Lottery promoters once again out, we are hopeful that we can grow these numbers again.”

If you would like to support Dr Kershaw’s by joining their Weekly Lottery, for just £1 a week, for a chance to win the weekly £1,000 jackpot, click here or call the Hospice’s Lottery Team on 0161 624 9213.

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