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Watford Community Lottery surpasses 40 ‘Good Causes’ as ticket sales commence

06 June 2023

The Watford Community Lottery is delighted to announce that as ticket sales open for the scheme, a remarkable milestone has been reached with over 40 local good causes now signed up to benefit from this transformative initiative which will support their fundraising efforts.

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Since the highly successful launch event organised by Watford Borough Council last month - where local organisations and charities were asked to sign-up to benefit from the scheme - the lottery has gained 20 additional good causes, bringing the total to an impressive 40. This includes Watford Women’s Centre, One YMCA, Watford Gymnastics Club and many more. It will support their fundraising efforts by giving them 60% of ticket sales.

The Watford Community Lottery is also thrilled to inform residents that with ticket sales now open, the first draw of the lottery will be on 24 June. Tickets will cost just £1, and players have a one in 50 chance of winning a prize, ranging from the £25,000 jackpot to £1,000, £250, £25 or three free lottery tickets. Those who participate in the first draw will also be in with a chance of winning a £250 Watford Gift Card Voucher.

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As a testament to their commitment to empowering communities, Gatherwell, the operator of the Watford Community Lottery, has successfully facilitated numerous Community Lotteries in the UK.

They have been a resounding success by providing a sustainable funding source for local voluntary and community groups, alleviating financial pressures on community funds, and raising substantial amounts of money, totalling over £1.8 million to support 816 numerous good causes across their landmark schemes in Buckinghamshire, Tandridge, Bournemouth, and West Berkshire.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: "We are thrilled to see the Watford Community Lottery attracting 40 good causes. The lottery's success is a testament to the generosity and unity of our community. We encourage all residents to participate by purchasing tickets and joining us in making a positive impact in Watford."

“The exceptional response from local organisations and charities also demonstrates the overwhelming enthusiasm within Watford to drive positive change. By purchasing tickets for the Watford Community Lottery, residents not only stand a chance to win fantastic prizes but also play a vital role in supporting a diverse range of causes within their community.”

Deputy Mayor of Watford and Portfolio Holder for Community, Councillor Aga Dychton said: “The Watford Community Lottery offers a unique opportunity for residents to contribute to causes that align with their interests and passions. By pooling resources, the community can support social initiatives, environmental projects, sports clubs, cultural programs, and more, ultimately enhancing the quality of life in Watford.”

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To participate in the Watford Community Lottery and contribute to the town's good causes, residents can buy tickets below:

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Our causes are on track to raise £29,796.00 this year

26.71% Complete

955 tickets of our 3,575 ticket goal

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Our causes are on track to raise £29,796.00 this year

26.71% Complete

955 tickets of our 3,575 ticket goal