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Play the lottery in support of Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex

Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex are dedicated to helping local people make the most of later life. They provide companionship, advice and support for those who need it most.

It's easy to join & costs just £1 a week. Why not set up a Direct Debit for £4.34 a month, it covers you for all 52 draws a year.


From your very first draw, your lottery membership will go directly to support Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex so they can support those in later life.

All proceeds from make a smile lottery stay within the charity sector - we are 100% charity owned and operated. Your contribution could go towards individuals who are helping those in later years to join new clubs and activities.

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Where Your Money Goes

Your lottery play is contributing towards a reliable income that Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex can really rely on.

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