Lottery raises over £10,000 for good causes since its launch in July

    Lottery raises over £10,000 for good causes since its launch in July

    Lottery raises over £10,000 for good causes since its launch in July

    Tuesday 12 December 2017

    Somerset West Lottery, run jointly by Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset Councils, has raised more than £10,000 for local good causes in just four months.

    And one lucky winner has scooped the bonus prize of a luxury Marks & Spencer’s Christmas Hamper. The extra prize was a feature of the first draw in December.
     
    Sarah-Jane Date, a volunteer for the Minehead Swimming Pool Project, was thrilled to win the Christmas hamper and said:  ‘I have been encouraging people to buy lottery tickets to support the Minehead Swimming Pool Project and thought I ought to buy a ticket too.  So I was delighted that I won this Christmas hamper as it was the first time I had bought a lottery ticket.”
     
    Tickets for the Somerset West Lottery - with a £25,000 top prize – have now reached more than 6,000 sales with 60% of the income going to local good causes and the remainder for prizes and the external company running the lottery for the Councils.  
     
    Cllr Dave Westcott, lead member for communities with West Somerset Council, said: “I was delighted to present Sarah-Jane with her prize – and to thank her for supporting the lottery.”
     
    Cllr Jane Warmington, Executive member for community leadership with Taunton Deane Borough Council, said: “I am thrilled that the lottery has attracted more than 700 supporters with more than 1,500 tickets sold every week. The lottery has the potential to raise nearly £50,000 a year for local good causes in Taunton Deane and West Somerset.”
     
    The local on-line lottery is open to anyone, aged over 16 to raise money for charities and local good causes in Taunton Deane and West Somerset. Buying a ticket is very easy on-line:  www.somersetwestlottery.co.uk and for those who do not have internet access, they can call the helpline number 0300 30 20 666 to play the lottery.
     
    Winners will be informed via email and will have the money transferred automatically to their chosen bank account.
     
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    Released jointly on behalf of Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council
     
    Attached is a photo of Miss Date with Cllr Westcott 
     
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    Contact:
     
    Debbie Rundle, Public & Media Relations Officer  01984 635280 or 01823 356407