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Fundraising Ideas During Lockdown

Over the last ten weeks, the world has changed dramatically with fundraising events and normal life coming to a grinding halt. This has left many charities feeling lost and struggling to gain donations whilst trying to keep their services running for many patients and their families. The lockdown has left many feeling thankful for the […]

An Introduction to our Local Charity Partner’s – Part 2

If you read last weeks’ blog, you will probably remember that we took the time to properly introduce to some of our incredible local charity partner’s. This week make a smile lottery is continuing where we left off, so without further ado, here is an introduction to our charity partner’s – part 2. Tenovus Cancer […]

An Introduction to Our Charity Partners – Part 1

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 […]

Why Local Charities Need Your Support

Despite everything around us feeling like it has come to a grinding halt, local charities are working harder than ever before to ensure they are able to keep their doors open to their visitors and patients during the pandemic. A lot of volunteers are unable to work which means organisations who heavily rely on voluntary […]

How You Can Still Support Your Chosen Charity During the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is becoming deeply concerning for the UK as well as globally. Despite the UK being heavily restricted, charities remain open to deliver their care and support to hundreds of families. Due to being partly funded, they need your support now more than ever. Many local charities have had to cancel their fundraising […]

Blesma is new National partner of make a smile lottery

Make a smile lottery and Blesma are proud to announce a lottery partnership together, with effect from this month.  The Essex based charity has teamed up with make a smile lottery as part of its continuing mission to enable Limbless Veterans throughout the UK to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Blesma supporters can now join […]

make a smile lottery team up for second national award in 2018

Charity Times have shortlisted The lottery team at make a smile for a second award. This time the category is ‘Campaigning Team of the Year’. This comes hot on the heels of an award win at the National Fundraising Awards last month, confirming us as one of the best charity lottery providers. The nomination recognises […]

make a smile lottery team crowned innovators in fundraising at prestigious industry awards ceremony

Monday night (2nd July), the team at make a smile lottery, based at St Helena Hospice in Colchester scooped an award for ‘Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign’ at the National Fundraising Awards 2018 held at The Brewery in London. The National Fundraising Awards, which takes place every year, celebrates the best of the best in UK […]

St Helena Hospice (owner of make a smile lottery) shortlisted for National Award

St Helena Hospice has been shortlisted for a National Award recognising their Innovation in Fundraising. The award shortlist for the National Fundraising Awards 2018 ‘Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign’ recognises the achievements that their lottery team has made in fundraising for the hospice.  Specifically through the innovative extension of its lottery services, by using the skills […]

Mrs Pennicott scoops 1st top prize win for Wessex Heartbeat

Mrs Patricia Pennicott plays make a smile lottery in support of Wessex Heartbeat and recently became the first player in support of the charity to scoop the top prize of £250! Mrs Pennicott returned from holiday to find she had won £250 in the lottery draw. She was delighted with her win especially as it […]

Proud to be supporting Tenovus Cancer Care

The second charity partner to come on board with make a smile lottery is leading Wales charity, Tenovus Cancer Care. We are delighted to be supporting this amazing charity and their ground breaking work through our weekly lottery draw. Tenovus Cancer Care brings practical advice, emotional support and treatment to where it matters most; the […]

The first draw for make a smile lottery is nearly upon us!

`make a smile lottery’ is a brand new venture owned and run by St Helena Hospice with a mission to raise much needed funds to support local causes across Great Britain. The Colchester-based charity already runs the very successful Your Hospice Lottery, working with nine other hospices up and down the country. The weekly lottery […]

Over 100 players are ready to play the first make a smile lottery draw!

Thank you to the first 100 players who have already signed up to the first make a smile lottery draw in support of Wessex Heartbeat! The response from the local community has been amazing with lots of Wessex Heartbeat supporters wanting to get on board with the first draw to support the charity. Alex Howe, […]

We have our first player!

Mike Andrews sets the wheels in motion for make a smile lottery by becoming the first player to join in support of Wessex Heartbeat. Mike, from Southampton volunteers for Wessex Heartbeat and has been involved with the charity from the start. Now retired, he used to run a business providing technical support for shows and […]

Proud to be supporting Wessex Heartbeat!

Here at make a smile lottery, our team are proud to be helping Wessex Heartbeat raise ongoing funds for their charity and their amazing work. We are passionate and ambitious about helping charities raise regular income. Join us! Call us today 0300 303 4500