Families urged to back new lottery

Prince of Wales Hospice, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract'Sales reps from the hospice launch the Prince of Wales Hospice Lottery.'Pictured: Matt Parton, Phil Crawford, Jane Wright, Martin Reppion, David Hannan.
Prince of Wales Hospice, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract'Sales reps from the hospice launch the Prince of Wales Hospice Lottery.'Pictured: Matt Parton, Phil Crawford, Jane Wright, Martin Reppion, David Hannan.
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Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice has taken its latest fundraising initiative to the streets of the Five Towns to raise much needed funds.

This week volunteers from the care centre have taken to the streets in a bid to sign families up to the new Local Hospice Lottery scheme which aims to raise money for the charity.

Jane Wright, Martin Reppion and David Hannan will be visiting homes across the area letting them know about the scheme.

The lottery costs £1 per week and participants have the chance to win a top prize of £10,000 and other prizes ranging from £10 to £1,500.

Tom Belt, hospice fundraiser, said: “We couldn’t be happier with the launch of our lottery. Local people are really getting behind it.

“By playing you are supporting your local charity. Proceeds will directly support the hospice’s patients and their families.”

The hospice costs around £2.2m per year to run and it relies on charitable donations for most of this.

Mr Belt said: “The lottery will help us continue to provide the best possible care.”

Prizes are automatically issued to lottery winners, so participants don’t need to remember to check their numbers.

To take part in the lottery visit the hospice’s website www.pwh.org.uk or call 0845 122 0772.