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Wyre Community Lottery helps celebrate Christmas

Wyre Community Lottery is asking you to take a chance and buy a ticket for their exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Wyre.

It’s an example of local, community focused fund raising and has raised over £17,500 for local good causes since its launch. All good causes supported by the lottery benefit Wyre and its residents; so far thirty nine local groups have signed up to benefit. 1,000 £1 tickets are purchased every week and 20-30 of these are prize winners.

The National Lottery supports so much nationally, but this lottery is designed to help out people in Wyre communities directly, with 60% of the money raised going directly to not-for-profit organisations. There’s a real mix of groups set to receive funding including Thornton Cleveleys Gala, Fylde Coast Women’s Aid, Fleetwood Museum Trust, Thornton Cleveleys Operatic Society, Preesall FLAG (flood action group), Highbury Morris Dancers and Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs.

So if you fancy a flutter, now’s the ideal time to sign up. Players could win weekly cash prizes and there are five entertainment bundles waiting to be won by players who buy tickets before 19 December. Each bundle contains an Amazon Echo Show 8, Echo Dot 3rd Generation and a Fire 7 Tablet. Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement said: “It’s an innovative way to support charity and voluntary organisations, giving local people the chance to win some great prizes. These entertainment bundles could make someone’s Christmas extra special.”

You can get tickets from www.wyrelottery.co.uk. The draw is on the 19 December and the results will be announced at 8pm on the lottery website. Please gamble responsibly.

If you are a local good cause, sign up to Wyre Community Lottery for free and take advantage of the great fundraising offers. It can provide a steady income stream; visit the website to apply. The money raised from our dear friends and neighbours is for organisations that operate in Wyre only.

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