Make a smile lottery are owned and operated by St Helena Hospice in Colchester, Essex. Being owned by a charity ourselves, we really understand how important fundraising is and the importance of providing a valuable regular income.
Make a smile lottery started in 2017, but we have been running lotteries since 2001, and Your Hospice Lottery since 2011! We support 19 causes across Great Britain (as well as 17 Hospices in Your Hospice Lottery) and have so far raised over £20 million for good causes across both lotteries.
All proceeds in make a smile get reinvested back in the charity sector!
We are committed to helping good causes increase their income via a lottery and make it as easy to set up as possible for you, with no upfront costs.
Do you like the idea of starting a lottery, but are worried about the process?
Partner with make a smile lottery, and let us take the stress away, and provide you with a quarterly, un-restricted income, that is also a fun way to engage new supporters!
There is no risk at all. Crucially, no financial input is needed from your charity. This is a collaboration, so we would like to plan how to make the most of the lottery, but we do the rest!
We’ve been partnered with make a smile lottery for 3+ years now and the team look after us very well. They take a proactive approach to driving uptake of players and give us plenty of resources to help promote the lottery. As we have two acute hospital sites they provide us with printed materials for our sites as well as lots of marketing materials for our social media channels.
Everyone we have worked with at Make a Smile is knowledgeable and helpful and we have no hesitation in recommending them as a lottery provider. It works very well for us and once up and running they do take on most of the work and it doesn’t take up too much of our team.”
Angie Tillett, Senior Community Fundraising Manager, Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity
They are a wonderful team to work with. Everyone is so friendly and professional, and the setting up of our first lottery, which could have been quite a complicated and difficult process, was completely painless. It’s wonderful to be working with such great partners.
Philip George, Chairman of Trustees, The Rob George Foundation
Their fundraisers are professional, and we love working with the whole team. The extra income that the lottery is bringing to us is just amazing.
John Munro, CEO Wessex Heartbeat
Make a smile lottery have been a very professional, friendly, and efficient team from the outset. We are very pleased with the number of players that have already signed up to make a smile lottery and we look forward to continued growth with this fantastic new fundraising product.
Jill Purcell, Fundraising Manager, MS-UK
If you are keen to see how we can help you. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 0300 303 4500.