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Torbay Lottery Celebrates 5th Birthday

The local Torbay Lottery has turned this month and shines a light on the local support that is available for community groups in Torbay.

Since the Torbay Lottery launched back in 2017 it has donated more than £167,500 for the local community and more than £38,000 has been given away as winning to those who take part in the weekly lottery with 4 winning £2,000.

In total more than 126 local community groups have signed up to the Torbay Lottery as part of a fun and effective way to help raise funds and awareness of their community project or organisation.

Friends of Vigilance, Brixham, PATH Torbay and Tissues and Issues are just 3 of the most successful Good Causes available on the Torbay Lottery. These three organisations have been able to raise a total of £15,648 collectively.

Councillor Christine Carter, Cabinet Member for Corporate and Community Services at Torbay Council said:

I would like to thank everyone who has supported our local groups and organisations over the past five years through the Torbay Lottery to help make a difference in our communities. We could not do it without the generous support of all the weekly players. Please continue to support us and encourage other local groups and organisations to sign up so they too can benefit.”

Jackie King from Tissues and Issues said:

“Torbay Lottery has really helped us to provide continued support to our parents. With monies raised from ticket sales we can continue with our coffee mornings, creche provision, support and advice. We promote ticket sales and support through our public and private sales, and we’d like to thank everyone who plays for our cause.”

ince the Torbay Lottery was set up £67,136 (including £11,000 match funding in 2020/2021 to help local groups deal with the impact of COVID-19) has been raised through ticket sales and given out to local good causes through the Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund.

Over the last year the Torbay Lottery has continued to help many local good causes raise vital funds after they were unable to carry out their usual fundraising activities owing to the pandemic.

Good causes that sign up to the Torbay Lottery benefit from receiving 50% of the profits raised from selling tickets as well as access to an entire host of marketing material to promote their Torbay Lottery page.

The Torbay Lottery drawers take place every Saturday night with. Tickets cost just £1 and there is a 1 in 50 chance that you will win a prize of some form every week. This includes the massive £25,000 jackpot if you match all six numbers. New players that sign up before the 26th June have the opportunity to win an entire years supply of free fruit and veg as part of a national prize. To be in with a chance of winning visit the official Torbay Lottery website.

50% of every £1 that you spend on Torbay Lottery tickets will go a good cause of your choice with a further 10% going to to the Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund, which is used to to further support local good causes each year. To keep up to date with all the goings on at the Torbay Lottery make sure you have liked their Facebook page and followed them on twitter.

Draws take place every Saturday night. To be in with a chance of winning you will need to register and order yourself some tickets on the website.

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Robert Haylor has 14 years of web development experience, starting out as a web developer whilst still in his university dorm room at Birmingham City University. With a background and a strong interest in website design & development he is skilled in a variety of programming languages including PHP, MySQL, CSS3 and HTML5. As Managing Director of Boost Digital Media, he regularly jumps on to client projects on a daily basis as well as ensuring the company strategy is being implemented and is delivering results.