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 60p from every £1 ticket going to good causes
  • Players decide which good cause to support

Players must be aged 16 years 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.

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 or help to register, call 0116 380 0775 or email support@blabylottery.co.uk .

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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Last updated 29 October 2019
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