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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Rushmoor Community Lottery up and running!

The Rushmoor Community Lottery is now ‘up and running’ and ‘on track’ to be a huge success, thanks to the support of local Team GB athlete, Steph Twell.

Steph took some time out from her busy training schedule for the London 2017 World Athletic Championships to pledge her support to the lottery.

Steph met with Councillor Gareth Lyon, Rushmoor Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Concessions and Community Support at the Aldershot Military Stadium where she regularly trains with the Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club.

Steph also kindly autographed a British Athletics t-shirt, which has been framed and will soon be up for grabs as an additional prize for one lucky winner who buys their tickets before the first lottery draw takes place on Saturday 26 August.

Councillor Lyon, said: “It was a pleasure to meet Steph and we would like to thank her for giving up her time to support the Rushmoor Community Lottery and by helping us to give away such an amazing prize.  We’ll all be cheering her on as she competes in the women’s 5,000m in London this week.” 

Councillor Lyon added: “The Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club is a great local club that supports athletes of all ages and abilities and is exactly the type of good cause that we are encouraging to be part of the Rushmoor Community Lottery.”

It is not too late for voluntary groups, sports clubs, community groups, societies and schools to sign up now at www.rushmoorlottery.co.uk to become beneficiaries. A full selection criteria is available on the website.

Signing up is free and it only takes a few minutes. A web page will then be created for each good cause, with access to personalised marketing materials to help promote the cause to the local community.
Rushmoor Community Lottery tickets are on sale at www.rushmoorlottery.co.uk. The lottery is an exciting new way for local community groups to raise funds and more than 40 local good causes have already signed up. 

Tickets cost £1 and qualifying good causes (who have registered) will receive 50p for every ticket their supporters buy.

A further ten pence from every ticket sold will go into the Rushmoor Community Fund, which community groups and projects will be invited to bid for. 

The draw will be weekly from then on with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, other prizes being £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
Councillor Lyon added: “There’s still plenty of time for local people to buy their tickets for the first Rushmoor Community Lottery draw on Saturday 26 August and with more good causes signing up every day – there’s so many amazing projects that you can support.”

For further information about the lottery email rushmoorcommunitylottery@rushmoor.gov.uk or call 01252 27 97 27. 

Also look for Rushmoor Community Lottery on Facebook and Twitter.