Lotto raises 50k for Rockinghorse

PICTURE: The Rockinghorse Lotto team are joined by staff, young patients and their families at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton for its launch back in 2014.

Our charity lottery is celebrating a milestone achievement since its launch in 2014…

The Rockinghorse Lotto has now raised an incredible £50,000! Offering all-cash prizes with a jackpot worth up to £5,000, players can take part for just £2 a week. Money raised from the lottery is used to help our charity fund vital projects at children’s services and paediatric units in Sussex.

Lottery Manager Trevor Watson, says: “It’s fantastic to be able to support Rockinghorse. From personal experience I know the anxiety levels parents go through when their child is ill, but to see how everyone at the hospital makes the stay as comfortable as possible is so reassuring. I can only thank the wonderful and dedicated team of lottery agents across Sussex, so that we can give a little back.”

Louise Bartha, Appeals and Trusts Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, added: “We are over the moon to have raised £50,000 from the Rockinghorse Lotto since 2014, and are so grateful to our players for continuing to support our charity. Thank you.”

In the last four years since its launch, the Rockinghorse Lotto has had five big money winners, who have each scooped between £1,400 and the £5,000 jackpot. Margaret Scutt from Burgess Hill who drew four matching numbers to win £4,900 in March 2017, said: “I never thought for a minute that I would win a big prize. It is all about entering each week and knowing important funds are going to a great cause.”

Joy Gardner has been a Rockinghorse Lotto Agent since its launch in 2014, she says: “I am out and about in the Worthing area several times a week visiting customers I have known for many years. It is a pleasure for me, as everyone is so supportive of Rockinghorse.”

In addition to the Lotto, Rockinghorse scratch cards are also available – 3,000 of which are sold across Sussex each month by the dedicated team of lottery agents. Players must match three of the same numbers for a chance to win the £1,000 jackpot. The scratch cards also make great presents and even wedding favours.

To find out more about the Lotto, or to sign-up as a player, please click here or email lottery@rockinghorse.org.uk.

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