Minstead Trust provides training and support that improves the lives of over 300 people with learning disabilities.
They help people to enjoy fulfilling lives where they can chase their dreams, feel pride in their skills and feel happier and healthier.
Minstead Trust do this through support services that help people to live in their own homes and to learn new skills in day opportunities. They also run employability programmes that support people to learn work skills and gain work experience that can lead to paid work.
This includes Louisa, who works in the Lily&Lime cafés in Portsmouth and says; ‘I have been doing events catering and baking in the café recently and helping to support other people to learn how to do this. My favourite part of working is it has made me more confident in myself. Working has made me more independent and has made my social skills a lot better.’
Work experience opportunities are available across their social enterprises, which include Furzey Gardens, Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Lily&Lime cafés and the Real Jam & Chutney Company.
Minstead Trust work along the south coast of England, from Poole to Portsmouth and aim to influence society to be more welcoming, inclusive and understanding of people with learning disabilities.
They give opportunities to people to try new activities to enrich their lives, including Richard who thrives in the community theatre. He says; ‘I am happy, I am helpful, I am an actor. I love acting. I really enjoy putting on a show for an audience, and for them to clap. My dream is to always be happy and to be seen by lots of people.’
Players of the lottery are helping us to go above and beyond minimum levels of care and support to help people live fuller and more independent lives.
From your very first game, you will be helping Minstead Trust to raise vital funds, some examples of what your contribution could pay for:
Every play makes a small difference to the lives of vulnerable people – thank you.
Registered Charity Number: 1053319
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):
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.
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).
|PLUS a rollover of £500 each week
|up to a maximum of £25,000!