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Rosemere Cancer Foundation relaunching lotto appeal to raise funds

Posted on - 13th February, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
Inside a radiotherapy treatment room at Rosemere Cancer Centre
Inside a radiotherapy treatment room at Rosemere Cancer Centre

Rosemere Cancer Foundation has put out a plea for people to sign up for its weekly lotto.

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Since October 2015, Rosemere Cancer Foundation has been a part of the Unity Lotto- a weekly lotto with a Friday draw that is run to support a variety of UK charities.

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With a first prize of £25,000 for a £1 entry, Rosemere Cancer Foundation has had between 153 and 62 regular players over the last five years.

Their participation has generated £8,835, which has been spent on projects ranging from funding the charity’s specialist early trials clinical research nurse to buying ice lollies for patients left with dry mouths as a side-effect of radiotherapy treatment.

Currently, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s lotto has 114 players.

Chief Officer Dan Hill

Chief Officer Dan Hill said: “Like all charities, our existence is based on riding our luck to an extent in that we depend entirely on the goodwill of the community that we support for our income.

“We rely on people signing up to our fundraising walks or taking on sponsored challenges or other activities of their own. Obviously, the year-long pandemic has highlighted the fragility of our position.

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“While we have been bowled over and humbled by supporters, who have gone out of their way to devise all sorts of novel, virtual fundraising challenges, the bottom line is that our income is still 50 per cent down on what it should have been, which limits the projects we can take on.

“We have never majored on promoting the lotto but three lockdowns and tier restrictions highlight it as a way for supporters to help us regardless of whatever else is going on.”

The results of the draw – a random draw of six numbers, which also offers a £1,000 prize for a five digit match, £25 for four matching numbers and five free entries into the next draw for three correct numbers – are published online. For every £1 entry, 50p goes to Rosemere Cancer Foundation and 50p towards prizes and administration.

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