The second charity partner to come on board with make a smile lottery is leading Wales charity, Tenovus Cancer Care. We are delighted to be supporting this amazing charity and their ground breaking work through our weekly lottery draw.
Tenovus Cancer Care brings practical advice, emotional support and treatment to where it matters most; the heart of the community. They also fund over £1 million of research every year, finding better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
The charity already had existing players in a lottery with another provider which have been successfully transferred over to make a smile lottery. This is good news for Tenovus Cancer Care as they now receive 75p for every £1 lottery play instead of 50p. It will mean they can support even more cancer patients and their loved ones and fund more research. In fact, in just six months this increase alone will cover the cost of one of their cancer researchers for a whole year!
Terry Osborn, Director of Income Generation at Tenovus Cancer Care, said: “It’s a really important source of income for us, and means that we can continue to fund vital research to help people affected by cancer. Tenovus Cancer Care will receive 75p for every £1 spent on the lottery, which will help our researchers find better ways to treat, prevent and support cancer patients and their loved ones.”
There have been two draws completed so far for make a smile lottery with the first draw successfully run on Friday 13th October. The weekly draw generates 16 guaranteed prize winners with the top prize of £250 scooped by a Tenovus Cancer Care player two times in a row!
make a smile lottery is owned and administered by St Helena Hospice in Colchester so we really understand how important fundraising is and the importance of providing a valuable regular income. St Helena Hospice receives a small income towards hospice care from each membership for administering the lottery. That means all proceeds from the draw stay within the charity sector.