Honeycroft Post Office in Manningtree have been supporting St Helena Hospice as official Newsagent Collectors for Your Hospice Lottery for 13 years and to date have raised over £16,400!
Honeycroft Postmaster Carlo Guglielmi, who is also Deputy Leader at Tendring District Council and County Councillor for Tendring Rural West, started collecting for Your Hospice Lottery (originally known as St Helena Hospice Lottery) via his newspaper rounds in 2003. Carlo said: “I have always been an active supporter for St Helena Hospice putting on fundraising events like BBQ’s. Then a friend sadly required the services of the hospice at Myland Hall and spent her last days there before she passed away. It was during this time that we witnessed just how flexible and welcoming they are. We were allowed to bring our Labrador in during our visits and brought in take away meals and the little things like a drinks trolley just showed their amazing ethos to patient care. We just knew that we must support this wonderful charity.”
“Another close friend of ours, who worked in the Charity office as a fundraiser told us about the lottery and how it is such a good way of supporting the hospice. I decided I would like to become an official newsagent collector for the lottery in support of St Helena Hospice.”
Your Hospice Lottery run a weekly lottery draw dedicated to raising funds to support hospice care and currently have over 47,000 numbers in the draw every week. Thanks to loyal supporters, so far, over £6.4 million has been raised for St Helena Hospice. Every week there are 111 guaranteed cash prizes up for grabs. 1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize £100, 4 £25 prizes and 105 prizes of £10. There is also a rollover prize selected from random numbers and if not won increases every week by £250 to a maximum of £10,000!
Alex Howe, Head of Lottery, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to Carlo for his continued dedication and support towards the Hospice and for tirelessly collecting on behalf of Your Hospice Lottery for over a decade! We currently only have 6 or so other collectors, therefore, if like Carlo, you would like to make a real difference in your local community and help St Helena Hospice continue to provide free, high quality care for people affected by life limiting illnesses, then we have a fantastic opportunity for other newsagents in the Colchester and Tendring area to join our team as an agent, promoting and selling the Lottery to your customers.”
Carlo adds: “I urge fellow newsagents to follow suit and sign up to be an official newsagent collector, not only are you supporting hospice care but you can help meet your corporate social responsibility by associating your business with a much loved local Charity.”
If you would like more information on how you can support Your Hospice Lottery via newsagent collections please call the office on 0800 285 1390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.