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Guildford Lottery Pays Out Two £2,000 Prizes Within Weeks and Helps Local Charities

Published on: 26 Mar, 2022
Updated on: 26 Mar, 2022

Two lucky Guildford Community Lottery winners have each won £2,000, within weeks of each other.

One supporter of Guildford charity Challengers won after playing the lottery in January and a supporter Cherry Trees won this month.

The winner, said: “The win was rather a nice surprise, especially as I had only become aware of the lottery very recently and bought tickets. I’ve been happy to support good causes via the national lottery in the past but never won anything. I guess the odds are far better with the Guildford Community Lottery!

“For me, it isn’t really about the winning, though I’m not complaining! Buying lottery tickets from organisations such as the Guildford Community Lottery is just another way of providing much-needed support to the many organisations out there that may not be able to function otherwise.

“I retired a year ago and as is often the case, I wanted to offer up my time and energy to support a local charity. I chose Cherry Trees because they are an excellent charitable organisation providing a much-needed service to the community and they are also very local to me. The lottery seemed like a good way to provide further support.”

Our Guildford Community Lottery has helped good causes such as local charities, clubs, and voluntary organisations by connecting them with their communities to raise money. The lottery has raised more than £150,000 for over 130 local good causes since it was set up in 2018.

Cllr Julia McShane

Deputy leader of the council and lead councillor for Community, Julia McShane, said: “Congratulations to our lottery winners. This month’s winner chose Cherry Trees as their good cause when purchasing their ticket.

“Cherry Trees is a charity providing exceptional home-from-home, specialist short-break respite visits for children and young adults aged 0-19 with a range of complex disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments.”

It is easy to take part in the Guildford Community Lottery. Tickets costs £1 and the chosen good cause receives 50 per cent of each ticket bought directly from their page.

To support a local good cause and play the lottery go to www.guildfordlottery.org or call 01483 338885. Good causes not only benefit by receiving 50p for each pound’s worth of ticket sales from their page, but they also receive a host of bespoke marketing materials and support as well as their own Guildford Community Lottery web page.

A council spokesperson said: “There are weekly cash prizes to be won, up to a £25,000 jackpot as well as national prizes throughout the year. The Guildford Community Lottery is a fun way to help your local community.”

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