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Hospice launches new lottery

11th July 2019

A hospice has launched its new lottery – offering players the chance to win up to £25,000 each week.

The St Richard’s Hospice Lottery was launched on Wednesday, July 3 at Primo Bar in Worcester and in its first week has seen almost 150 people sign-up to play.

The online-only subscription lottery costs from £1 per week – with 73p from each entry going directly to St Richard’s Hospice.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We were delighted to launch our new lottery with a fantastic celebration last week.

“The lottery offers people a way to show their ongoing support for our care, while being in with the chance of winning some great prizes.

“We have been blown away by the support we’ve seen so far – and hope many more people sign up to help make a difference to the lives of those we support, when they need us most.”

The draw takes place every Saturday, with a chance to win prizes including £25,000, £1,000, £100 and £10.

As well as the chance to win up to £25,000, there is also a special monthly prize draw for regular players.

The new lottery is in addition to the existing Worcestershire Hospices’ Lottery which is split between St Richard’s, Acorns Children’s Hospice and Primrose Hospice.

The Worcestershire Hospices’ Lottery will continue to run and those playing this lottery will not be affected by the new lottery.

To find out more about the St Richard’s Hospice Lottery and to sign-up, visit strichardslottery.org.uk

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.