POSTED BY hannah cohen | Jul, 27, 2018 |
Lottery team celebrating Charity Times Award shortlist

Charity Times have shortlisted The lottery team at make a smile for a second award. This time the category is ‘Campaigning Team of the Year’. This comes hot on the heels of an award win at the National Fundraising Awards last month, confirming us as one of the best charity lottery providers.

The nomination recognises the achievements of the lottery team. Specifically in proactively providing a new income stream for St Helena. The team has built on their knowledge and expertise of running the successful Your Hospice Lottery. And it has brought a new lottery product, make a smile lottery to the charity sector. Its aim, to raise vital funds for local causes across Great Britain and be one of the best charity lottery setups in the UK.

Sarah Green, Director of Lottery Services at St Helena commented: “To win one national fundraising award is an honour, but to be on the shortlist for a second award is unbelievable! It just goes to show that being bold and taking risks can pay off! We are humbled to be recognised in this competitive field. The team are chuffed to have been named amongst some big movers and shakers in fundraising. We could not have done it without the support of our amazing lottery partners. They believed in us and made our dream a reality, thank you!”

Innovative New Hospice Product

St Helena has brought a hospice product to the charity sector for the very first time. With their new innovative approach they are bringing charities closer together to provide a new source of income and an introduction to new supporters. Whilst, at the same time, generating new income for St Helena. This can be used to address unmet need for hospice care in North East Essex.

St Helena have used their lottery expertise and knowledge to not only raise over £9 million for hospices all over Great Britain. They have launched a lottery specific to the charity sector, to help small and large charities with their lottery offering. This has given them more pence in the £1 income from their existing operation. Also it has provided a reliable regular income for St Helena.

2017 saw the launch of their new ‘make a smile lottery’ product, now with 4 charity partners on board and over 5000 numbers in the draw each week. The aim is to use that experience and become one of the best charity lottery providers quickly and with confidence.

This clever way of working means that St Helena can produce a sustainable income and a good return on their investment. Their ethical way of working means that all proceeds of this lottery stay within the charity sector.

When Is the Award Announced?

The winners of the 19th Annual Charity Times Award celebrating best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector will be announced at a ceremony in London on 3rd October 2018.