Published: Tuesday, 17th May 2022
As local lottery West Norfolk Wins celebrates its fourth birthday it is also celebrating raising over £92,000 for good causes in the local community and more than £54,000 won by players.
66 local groups have signed up to an innovative and effective way to raise funds for their valued services in the west Norfolk community. 50% of the £1 ticket goes directly to the cause the players choose with a further 10% going to the community fund, which is used to further support local good causes.
Players can win weekly cash prizes up to the £25,000 jackpot for £1 per ticket. Since the first draw, held on 26 May 2018, there have been additional prizes to play for. In February a West Norfolk Wins player, supporting Hospital Radio Lynn, won £1,000 Sainsbury’s gift card. Currently, if entered before Saturday 25 June, players will also be in with the chance of winning £1,000 staycation with Forest Holidays.
Cllr Stuart Dark, MBE, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk said: “Good causes not only benefit from receiving 50% of the profits from ticket sales from their page, they also receive a host of marketing materials as well as their own West Norfolk Wins Lottery web page. If you are a local not-for-profit group looking to diversify your fundraising income in a fun and effective way or you know of a PTA, sports club, or other charity that is looking for a sustainable way to raise funds, please visit the West Norfolk Wins website.”
Good causes can sign up for free at westnorfolkwins.co.uk/good-causes
Anna Pugh, Manager for West Norfolk Deaf Association who have raised over £7,000 from the local lottery, said: “As a local charity, West Norfolk Deaf Association is dependent on the generosity of donors and fundraisers like West Norfolk Wins to continue our work with deaf children, adults and elders, and people with acquired hearing difficulties in west Norfolk. We are particularly fundraising to support the first ever UK Deaf Swimming School, led by a Deaf Swimming Coach, our CHAT (Conversation, Hearing aids and Tea) Clubs for isolated older people in the community, and our Coffee Mornings for BSL users.
“We are very grateful to West Norfolk Wins for their continued support in helping WNDA to make a real difference to the lives of deaf people in West Norfolk.”