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Hamelin Trust

Hamelin Trust is an Essex based Charity, founded 40 years ago by two families raising children with learning disabilities. They wanted to provide life enriching support that was not readily available, affordable or easy to access, for families just like them.

Hamelin Trust want young people and adults with learning disabilities to lead healthy, happy and fulfilling lives, and provide support that allows Mum and Dad to be Mum and Dad.

This insight sits at the heart of what they do.

They currently run a home in Wickford for 5 people with profound and multiple disabilities; supporting every aspect of their lives from personal care to cooking and eating, taking medication and trips into the local community.

The Rochford site ‘Gowlands’ hosts a Hydrotherapy pool that aids rehabilitation and the management of lifelong disabilities and health conditions, as well as the 9-bed residential holiday setting and the ‘Roots and Shoots’ horticultural training project which aims to provide life skills and the promotion of positive mental and physical wellbeing.

The Trust’s ‘Community Support’ services are based in Billericay but provide people with life skills training and access to fun activities across Mid and South Essex.

Hamelin Trust also deliver a befriending and mentoring scheme across Chelmsford and Braintree districts, matching people with learning disabilities and autism with people who share their passions or can teach them skills.

From your very first game, you will be helping Hamelin Trust to raise vital funds, some examples of what your contribution could pay for:

  • £20 could fund an hour of care for a person with profound and multiple disabilities, giving their family respite from caring responsibilities.

  • £62 could fund a full day of training for a person with autism; supporting them to develop the skills to live independently.

  • £84 could run the Hydrotherapy pool for an hour, supporting 4 people to manage their rehabilitation or long-term health conditions.

  • £700 could fund a 2-night supported holiday at ‘Gowlands’; giving a person with significant disabilities the chance to experience new things and their family the opportunity to focus on taking care of themselves.

Registered Charity Number: 1004432


How To Play The Lottery

Each entry to the draw costs £1. Our draws are run every week of the year, usually on a Friday. You can either set up a membership to provide your chosen cause with a regular and reliable income, every week of the year, or you can play as and when you want to, whatever suits you best!

Lottery fundraising is a really easy and fun way to provide good causes with an income that they can plan for the future with. You need to be 18 or over and living in Great Britain to take part.
Last year (April 2022-March 2023):

  • Lottery Income that went towards charitable causes = £573,922.20 (38.9%)
  • Lottery income that went on expenses = £741,499.80 (50.3%)
  • Lottery income that went on prizes = £132,500.00 (10.8%)

What are my chances of winning?

Any prize = 1 in 204 tickets entered into the draw will win a prize.

These figures are estimated using current plays and figures and can vary slightly from each week. These are an approximate and can be updated at any time.

In total, there were an average 27,819 weekly plays across our charity partners, with 6,734 prizes being given away over the year.

Please call us if you would rather set your lottery membership up over the phone 0300 303 4500.

How Do I Win?

When you join, we will allocate you with a lottery play number. Our draws are randomly drawn each Friday (with exception when this is a Bank Holiday, when it will take place the working day prior). You don’t need to check the results every week, although you can if you want to. If you win, we will contact you to let you know. If we have your email, your prize winnings will automatically go into your make a smile lottery account; where you can then request a withdrawal, after which monies are then transferred into your bank account, or if you don’t have an email with us, a letter and cheque will be sent via post (please make sure that we have your up to date address).

1 x £1000
1 x£250
140 x£10
PLUS a rollover of £500 each week up to a maximum of £25,000!

Buy tickets to support us and win up to £25,000

Lottery No. 322
Drawn: 8 December 2023Buy Tickets – £4.34 /monthNext draw closes5 Days2 Hrs4 Min4 Sec