Wouldn’t it be great if you could raise money for charity and bag a chance to win £1,000? Well now you can…
What would you do with £1,000? Maybe you’d go on a shopping spree or treat yourself to a holiday? Enter the Leeds Hospitals Charity Lottery and that dream could become a reality because they give away £1,000 every single week. And the kicker? Your £2 weekly ticket raises money for a local charity that funds everything from life-saving research and equipment to essential projects that bring hope, happiness and home comforts to every bedside.
Your ticket will make a real difference for patients, families and staff
The lottery has been set up to raise money for Leeds Hospitals Charity. They’re the official charity for Leeds Teaching Hospitals and they raise an average of £6 million a year to help them give patients the best possible care. It’s used to fund projects and purchases that the NHS can’t afford to cover. That could include anything from clinical trials that aim to improve outcomes for kidney transplant patients, to superhero costumes that make chemo a little bit easier for young cancer patients.
It’s fair to say that the projects they support are changing lives. For example, did you know that Leeds Teaching Hospitals is the only provider of hand and arm transplants in the UK? It’s true. And Leeds Hospitals Charity just helped them buy a PrimusRS BTE. This innovative piece of kit offers world-class rehabilitation and physical therapy to help patients build muscle strength and mobility. It will have a lasting impact on the lives of patients like Cor Hutton, who recently underwent transplant surgery after losing her hands in 2013.
These are really important projects that are helping to save lives and improve the healthcare experience for patients, staff and families – but crucially, they wouldn’t be possible without the support of Leeds Hospitals Charity and the thousands of people who donate their time and money every year. You don’t have to give a lot – even small donations of one or two pounds soon add up when lots of people do it – and with the Leeds Hospitals Charity Lottery, the money you spend will also give you a chance to win £1,000. It’s a win-win.
Get a lottery ticket and support a great cause for a chance to win £1,000
The Leeds Hospitals Charity Lottery is a great way to support their work, while giving yourself a chance to bag a great prize. The jackpot is £1,000 in cash – and there’s a guaranteed winner every week. But even if you don’t win the grand prize, you could still bag one of their runners up prizes. They hand out £100 for second place, £50 for third place and £25 for fourth place. That last one will go to four different winners, which means you’ve got even more chances of winning. Get in!
Unlike the National Lottery, this works more like a raffle. Every ticket is assigned a unique number that’s entered into the weekly draw, then they use a random number generator to pick the winners. Each ticket has an equal chance of winning, so the less people play, the better your chances, but the more people play, the more money goes to Leeds Hospitals Charity and all the amazing projects they support. Right now, it raises about £1,250 a week, but together, we can push that number even higher.
But you know what they say – you’ve got to be in it to win it, and that’s exactly what tempted Lynsey Lowe to have a go. Believe it or not, she actually works for the NHS and she won the jackpot just in time for Christmas. “I am a sister working in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit at St James’s Hospital,” she told us. “After seeing it advertised in the trust, I thought ‘you have to be in it to win it!’ – so joined. It was a lovely surprise to get the call to say I’d won, especially so close to Christmas.”
Play the Leeds Hospitals Charity Lottery today!
It's so easy to play. In fact, you can set up a monthly Direct Debit, so you'll never miss a draw. What are you waiting for? Get your ticket now for a chance to win that £1,000 jackpot. And remember, even if you lose, Leeds Hospitals Charity wins.
Cover image caption: Playing the Leeds Hospitals Lottery can fund improvements to the hospital environment for premature babies like Esme on the Neonatal Unit at Leeds Children’s Hospital.