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Derby Hospitals Charity celebrates five years of fund-raising with lottery

Published 05/10/2015
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CELEBRATION was in the air for Derby Hospitals Charity team this week, as it marked five years since the launch of its lottery.

The weekly lottery has raised more than £40,000 for wards and departments within Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, since it was launched in 2010.

Departments which have benefited from the lottery since it launched include the wards at London Road Community Hospital, the stroke unit and wards catering for elderly patients at the Royal Derby Hospital.

So far, almost 800 prizes and £18,000 in cash have been handed out to lucky winners.

The charities team marked the occasion with a special draw, which was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Derby, Councillor Mark Tittley.

He joined the team for a slice of the special cake which had been created for the day.

Kerry Brady, events and community fund-raiser, who set up the lottery, said: “It was great to celebrate five years of the lottery. It’s a fantastic way to raise money for Derby Hospitals Charity, and we give away some amazing prizes.

“We always have room for more members. The more people we have taking part, the more money we can raise for the charity, and the better the prizes will be for those taking part.”

The lottery is open to all staff, patients and supporters of the Trust. Members who pay £2 a week have the chance to win cash and other prizes while raising money for the charity.

To register as a member of the lottery visit www.derbyhospitalscharity.org.uk/lottery/

Last Modified 05/10/2015