POSTED BY Sally Thomas | May, 11, 2020 |

If you keep up to date with make a smile lottery on social media, you may have noticed a few weeks ago we gave you a brief introduction to some of our incredible charity partners. On this week’s blog, we are giving a more in-depth insight into who our partners are and what they do for their local community.

Blesma – The Limbless Veterans

Since 1932, Blesma have been the only national Armed Forces Charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives. They provide support for all serving and ex-service men and women who have lost limbs orhave lost the use of their limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity want to grow the amount of money that they can spend on research, treatment, patient care and experience as well as on staff development to make sure that they support the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust vision to continue to drive improvement in patient experiences and be an outstanding provider of health services.


HARP is the leading Southend charity helping local people overcome homelessness for good. They provide essential services and long-term solutions to support local people taking steps to overcome homelessness. They currently provide housing for up to 174 people that might otherwise be sleeping on the streets, all of whom have an action plan to help them manage and overcome the issues that might be surrounding their homelessness. HARP also offer ongoing one-to-one support and work closely with partner agencies to provide a 360-degree approach to health, wellbeing, and housing.


MS-UK helps people living with multiple sclerosis access the information and support they need to have independence, choice and control. Whether you are awaiting diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or have been living with the condition for years, MS-UK are there to support you.


If you would like to find out more information about our local charity partners or want to sign up to play make a smile lottery, visit our website or give us a call on 0300 303 4500.