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About us


Raising funds for local causes

We run a weekly lottery draw in support of local causes. It costs just £1 per week to play and lottery members are making a difference to people in their local community who benefit from the fantastic local causes that we support. We love making smiles.


100% of proceeds to charity

Reducing Overheads for Local Charities

By working with local causes in this way rather than setting up their own lotteries, overheads and costs are kept to a minimum so more funds can be used for charitable purposes. Our members choose which local cause they wish to support with their membership.

You can either play by setting up a direct debit for £4.34 a month

This is really easy, as it covers you for all 52 weekly draws throughout the year!


helping while playing


Make a smile lottery began its life in July 2017, with our first charity partner Wessex Heartbeat. Our team, based at St Helena in Colchester have over 16 years experience in running and administering Your Hospice Lottery. In that time a total of £9 million has been raised for hospice care.

We have now launched make a smile lottery from our same Colchester offices, which will support registered charities. We are delighted to be able to bring our knowledge and expertise of running a lottery to the rest of the charitable sector.

In April 2018 we were recognised on a national level for our lottery services by being shortlisted for a National Fundraising Award in the category for Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign.