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Mid and North East Essex Mind

About Mid and North East Essex Mind

Mid and North East Essex Mind is a local independent charity, affiliated to the national cause, Mind. They raise their own money to run their services, open to children, young people and adults living with mental health problems in Essex. These include counselling, peer support, practical support and an out-of-hours crisis support service.

By playing make a smile lottery you will be supporting these local mental health services as well as enabling the charity to develop new services to meet the changing needs of their local community.

Each year 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem. Mid and North East Essex Mind exist to make sure nobody has to face this alone.

  • Last year, Mid and North East Essex Mind STaR Team received 1,491 referrals.
  • Their Mental Health Support Team worked with 650 young people in schools.
  • 653 people accessed their peer support groups and activities.
  • They provided 3,608 counselling appointments.

From your very first game, you will be helping Mid and North East Essex Mind to raise vital funds. Some examples of what your contribution could help pay for:

  • £5 provides refreshments at the Crisis Cafe in Colchester.
  • £11 funds a support worker for 1 hour to support an adult living with a mental health condition.
  • £40 will enable someone experiencing mental health difficulties to have a 50 min counselling session with a BACP qualified counsellor.
  • £100 provides a Suicide Awareness Training Session for up to 16 people.
  • £250 provides Mental Health Awareness Training for up to 16 people across the community and local businesses.

Registered Charity Number: 1064309

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 closes2 Days1 Hrs18 Min17 Sec