Love Blaby Lottery

The Love Blaby Lottery is Blaby District Council's weekly online community lottery raising money for local charities, community groups and sports clubs.

  • Players can win up to £25,000 with a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize each week
  • Play for £1 per week with 60 pence from every £1 ticket going to good causes
  • Players decide which good cause to support

Players must be 16 years old or over and resident in the UK. For more information on how to play and to buy tickets online visit the Love Blaby Lottery website or call 0116 380 0775.

Always play responsibly. If you need advice or support around gambling, visit the BeGambleAware website below.

Two year anniversary celebration

We are celebrating two years since the launch of the Love Blaby Lottery and the second anniversary draw takes place on Saturday 22 February 2020. To mark this occasion, local community groups, charities and sports clubs are invited to attend a special event at Blaby District Council’s offices on Wednesday 29 January from 4.30-6pm.  This will be a chance to hear more about how the lottery works in practice, get useful tips to maximise your fundraising and ask any questions you may have. If you are interested in attending, please do get in touch.

We are also offering the chance for two new good causes to win a cash prize up to £100. This promotion is open to eligible good causes that register in time for the 22 February draw.

Read terms and conditions of Good Cause promotion

To be eligible for entry into the random prize draw all of the following criteria must be met:

  • The organisation must meet the eligibility criteria for the Love Blaby Lottery. These are available to download at the bottom of the webpage
  • The organisation must have completed the registration process, including the creation of an online account, and provided all supporting information requested (for example Constitution, policies and bank details)
  • The organisation must be ‘live’ on the Love Blaby Lottery website by close of play on Friday 21 February 2020 ready for the draw on 22 February 2020

Process for draw

  • All qualifying good causes will be entered into a random draw that will take place as soon as possible after 22 February 2020 during office hours
  • The first good cause chosen at random will be awarded £100, the second good cause chosen at random will be awarded £50
  • The winning organisations will be notified by email or telephone as soon as possible after the draw
  • Payments will only be made to the winning organisations by BACS transfer to the organisation’s account

Winter promotion for players - claim your free entry!

We are giving away 500 FREE entries into the Love Blaby Lottery this Winter! Not already playing, why not give it a try and be in with a chance to win up to £25,000?

Read terms and conditions of Player promotion

 

  • 250 claim codes will be available to claim between 18 December 2019 - 31 January 2020 or until stocks last. A further 250 claim codes will be available to claim between 1 – 29 February 2020 or until stocks last
  • Only one claim code per registered player 

Registering a Good Cause

If you are involved in running a charity, community group or local sports club within the district, you could be eligible to register for the lottery. It’s absolutely FREE and it only takes a few minutes to register your good cause!

For more information, to claim a promotion code or help to register your good cause call 0116 380 0775 or email support@blabylottery.co.uk  Lines open 9 am - 5.30 pm, Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Community Action Partnership raising over £500 a year

Community Action Partnership is a local community transport charity that runs a social car scheme for older, vulnerable and isolated residents in Blaby district. The scheme relies upon a team of volunteers who use their own cars to keep residents active in the community, reduce isolation and ensure access to key services.

Chief Officer, Suzy Bresnihan, says: ‘The support from the lottery has had a significant impact on our charity. We have spent the funds on raising awareness of our service and recruiting volunteers in Blaby district. It has also helped to cover the cost of volunteer DBS checks in the Blaby area.

It’s often the ‘little things’ that we have to go without, so having a fund that we can use to promote our work has really helped. The recruitment of new volunteers means we can offer more transport help, especially to residents who live in our more rural communities’.

Huncote Community Library raising over £250 a year

Huncote Community Library re-opened in March 2017 at the back of the Methodist Church. It is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and grants to keep running. As well as the lending service, the library also runs a coffee morning and other community activities.

Secretary of the committee Margaret Leach says: ‘As well as improvements to our lighting and heating, we’ve spent the proceeds on children’s books for our Summer Reading Challenge. The lottery enabled us to encourage more children to participate in the challenge as we offered a free book to every participant.’

Would you recommend the lottery to other organisations? ‘Yes! It is also great to see communities supporting each other which is part of the ethos of our community library’.

Leicester and Leicestershire Animal Aid raising nearly £800 a year

Leicester and Leicestershire Animal Aid Association is a local dog and cat rescue and rehoming Centre, based in Huncote, caring for 400 lost, abandoned, unwanted and relinquished dogs and cats each year. It is an independent charity founded in 1956 and relies on the generosity of the local community to keep running.  

Fundraising Assistant, Jane Walters, says: ‘The money has been used to help us to provide care to dogs and cats who are lost, abandoned, unwanted or because their owners can no longer look after them. This includes food and treatments including vaccinations and flea and worm treatments. It can be extremely difficult for a family who finds that they can no longer keep their pet. We can reassure them that whilst they are waiting to find a new home they will receive the love and care they deserve.’

Sapcote Community Library raising over £600 a year

Sapcote Community Library is a well-used community resource that is run entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers. As well as the lending service, the library hosts exhibits and regular community events and activities for all ages.

Vic Howell – trustee and fundraiser at Sapcote Community Library - says: ‘All proceeds from the lottery go towards the upkeep of the library and without this funding, we would struggle to keep the library operational. Some of the money raised has seen the library building improved and it has become a more comfortable and practical building and increased our attendance numbers’

Would Vic recommend the lottery to other organisations? ‘Definitely! The funds raised have helped but also people buying tickets look forward to 8 pm on a Saturday night hoping to be one of the winners!’

 

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