The Hospice Lottery Partnership marks £15million milestone in supporting local good causes
The partnership supports Berkhamsted hospice, West Herts Hospital charity and Rennie Grove
The Hospice Lottery Partnership has now distributed over £15 million of funding to its partner charities since 1997, thanks to the supporters who take part in the weekly lottery or biannual superdraws.
As a not-for-profit organisation, all The Hospice Lottery Partnership’s profits go directly towards helping to fund medical and palliative care at a number of local charities including The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, Rennie Grove Hospice Care covering Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and Raise, West Herts Hospital Charity in Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Watford.
David Griffiths, CEO of The Hospice Lottery Partnership, said: “We could not have achieved this milestone without our loyal long-term players, whose ongoing support helps to ensure that our partner charities are able to continue providing their specialist care and services to thousands of patients and their families.
“The last year has been particularly challenging and we have been touched by the generosity and compassion that our players have shown in response, which makes this announcement feel even more significant.
"On behalf of everyone here at The Hospice Lottery Partnership, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to every player for helping to make a difference to so many people at an incredibly difficult time in their lives.”
Supporters of The Hospice Lottery raise money via a weekly lottery and seasonal superdraws.
To find out how to play in the weekly draw as well as information on the recently launched superdraw visit the Hospice Lottery website.
The seven local charities who have all experienced an unexpected loss of income over the last year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic include:
- The Hospice of St Francis based Berkhamsted
- Raise, West Herts Hospital Charity in Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Watford
- Rennie Grove Hospice Care covering Herts and Bucks
- Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity based in Aylesbury
- Harlington Hospice based in Harlington
- Michael Sobell Hospice Charity based in Northwood
- South Bucks Hospice based in High Wycombe.