More than 40 good causes from across Lichfield District were introduced to Lichfield Community Lottery, which encourages local people to support the causes they care most about.
Lichfield District Council officially launched Lichfield Community Lottery on Monday 18 January.
Fifty people from 44 local good causes, including charities, youth groups, sports clubs and conservation groups, attended the online event.
Anna McLauchlan from CACH said: “We are already part of a community lottery in another area, so I was really pleased to attend the launch of Lichfield Community Lottery and will be signing up. It offers a really simple way to bring in much needed funds so CACH can continue to raise awareness of hate crimes, support those who experience it, and challenge discrimination.”
Councillor Doug Pullen, Leader of the Council, opened the Good Cause Launch. He said: “It was a privilege to welcome everyone to the virtual event, and I was delighted so many good causes joined us. We are looking forward to signing up plenty of local groups to Lichfield Community Lottery, as it offers a simple way for them to raise money for their good causes.”
Once they have signed up local good causes will be able to set up their own lottery page, and receive 50p in every pound spent by players who choose to support their cause. A further 10p in every pound will go to other local good causes from across the district.
Local good causes that want to be a part of the lottery can register now at www.lichfieldcommunitylottery.co.uk. The website is also where residents can buy lottery tickets from 2 March 2021.
Cllr Ashley Yeates, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, said: “The launch was really exciting as it was our chance to introduce Lichfield Community Lottery to a wide range of local good causes.
“We are committed to continuing our support of local voluntary and community groups, and this is a good way to spread the benefit to many more groups.”
Lichfield Community Lottery’s first draw is on 10 April. Players have a 1 in 50 chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra lottery tickets. To celebrate the first draw there is also an opportunity to win a luxury hamper, packed with locally sourced treats.