Leicestershire based cancer research charity, Hope Against Cancer, are thrilled to have launched their very own ‘Hope Lotto’. The charity receives 50% of the proceeds and participants can win up to £25,000 in the weekly draw! A win-win for all.
On average only 28% of the National Lottery, 30% of the People’s Postcode Lottery and 20% of the Health Lottery goes to a charitable cause, whereas 50% of the money (including VAT) will go directly to Hope Against Cancer.
The lottery that the charity run is based on the weather lottery and the cost of playing is just £1 per week. When you register you will be assigned six numbers, these numbers are checked against the last six digits of temperatures in Fahrenheit that are published in the Daily Mail on the day of the draw. Even if you don’t hit the jackpot you could still win £2, £20 or £250 depending on how many numbers you match with.
Hope Against Cancer raise all of their income from the support of local people and communities to fund cancer research and support the development of new drugs and treatments at the Hope Clinical Trials Facility, based at Leicester Royal Infirmary. If just 500 people were to sign up to the lottery to play £1 weekly, the charity would receive £13,000, which will allow them to continue funding vital, local cancer research.
Nigel Rose, the Chief Executive at Hope Against Cancer has said: “We are excited to launch our Hope Lotto. We are a small and busy fundraising team here at Hope so every bit of regular funding we receive makes a huge difference. The Hope Lotto will allow our existing and potential new supporters to support their local cancer research charity, whilst being in with the chance of receiving a big reward themselves!”
Hope funded researcher, Professor Martin Dyer, has recently conducted a clinical trial at the Hope facility which has found promising results for patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL), which is the most common form of adult leukaemia. The study provided patients with an alternative to chemotherapy and saw a 95% remission rate from those treated at the Hope Clinical Trials Facility. This is the positive difference that you could all help them continue to make by supporting them in this simple way.
If you want to find out more about the Hope Against Cancer Lotto, or want to sign up, then visit their website at: https://www.theweatherlottery.com/ and select Hope Against Cancer.