Our lottery raises over £2 million

21st February 2014

10 years

Since we launched our lottery 10 years ago, more than £2.3 million has been raised.

The Rainbows lottery has now been running for a decade and delivers a valuable source of income for us. And for a donation of just £1 a week, it is a simple way for people to support Rainbows. Since 2004, we have awarded more than £700,000 worth of prizes, with thousands being donated back to the hospice each year.

Starting out with 659 members, our lottery now has around 8,500 people who take part each week. Now in its 10th year, we are calling on new members to sign up.

Rainbows Lottery Manager Jas Dosanjh-Sidhu said: “Supporting the Rainbows Lottery is a great way of helping us to raise funds which enable us to continue providing vital care and support to hundreds of children and young people in the East Midlands. The Rainbows Lottery has been a fantastic source of income over the past decade and unlike the National Lottery, tickets are still only £1.

“At Rainbows, we’re much more than a hospice. We’re an incredible team of people who bring hope and support to life-limited children, young people and their families every day. By joining us, you will be doing something amazing and showing you care.”

Chris Leeson, of Woodhouse Eaves, is a volunteer at Rainbows and has been in the lottery since its very first draw. She added: “I joined the Rainbows Lottery because it is a worthwhile cause. I wanted to help get it up and running as it was a brilliant idea so I got all of my friends and family involved. I have since won the £1,000 prize twice.”

Please visit the Rainbows Lottery page to find out more.