Residents of Wisbech, the Fenlands and surrounding area are being invited to play Your Hospice Lottery, to help raise essential funds for the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre based at North Cambs Hospital. The treatment centre, an Arthur Rank Hospice Charity service, supports people with life-limiting conditions and its care is provided free of charge, thanks to the support of the local community.
Play Your Hospice Lottery for a chance to win £1000
Your Hospice Lottery has worked in partnership with the Arthur Rank Hospice since 2011, having since raised more than £700,000 for the Charity; helping to fund services delivered from its Great Shelford facility and across Cambridgeshire via the Arthur Rank Community Team.
The Your Hospice Lottery team are now in the Wisbech area, appealing for those who would like to play for just £1 per number per week. There are over 130 weekly cash prizes guaranteed, ranging from £1000 down to £10, plus a rollover jackpot, which if not won increases by £250 each week up to a maximum of £10,000.
Those cared for at the centre include adults with conditions such as heart disease, motor neurone disease and cancer. Treatment is provided through day therapy and clinical days (including blood transfusions and oncology work) with the multi-disciplinary team also delivering complementary and diversional therapies, bereavement and support services and supporting patients and their families through outpatient visits.
Matron and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Michelle Knight who manages the Treatment Centre, explains how popular she hopes the weekly lottery will be: “We and our patients are thrilled that Your Hospice Lottery is now able to offer those living in our area the option to play this £1 per week lottery, which not only gives them a chance to win £1000 but will help us to keep raising the vital funds needed to offer our full range of services, free of charge to all those who need it, week after week. Many of our patients and their families have already signed up as they understand the very real impact our care has on their daily lives and we hope those living in the local area will soon follow suit. It really is awin-win result for all who choose to take part!”
A staggering £8 million has been raised so far by Your Hospice Lottery, which works with nine other hospices around the country. The lottery exists to raise funds for hospice care, making a massive difference to people living with life limiting and life threatening conditions. Owned and run by St Helena Hospice in Colchester, it enables players to select which individual hospice they wish to support with their membership. By working in collaboration with the other hospices, the lottery’s overheads and costs are kept to a minimum so more funds raised can be used to directly benefit patients and their families.
Alex Howe, Head of Lottery, adds: “Your Hospice Lottery has proved extremely popular in and around Cambridge since it launched a partnership with Arthur Rank Hospice Charity six years ago, having since raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Hospice’s care and services. We are delighted to be able to now extend the lottery to the area covered by the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre and can’t wait to see winners emerging soon from Wisbech, Fenland and the surrounding areas.”
To discover more about the Alan Day Treatment Centre’s work and learn how Your Hospice Lottery players will make a real difference to those who need its specialist care, please click here or select ‘Your Hospice Lottery arrives in Wisbech’ on the Your Hospice Lottery’s YouTube page.
If you would like to play Your Hospice Lottery in support of the Alan Hudson Day Treatment and Arthur Rank Hospice, please visit www.yourhospicelottery.org.uk/hospices/arthur-rank-hospice.aspx for further information. Players are able to sign up online to play by direct debit, with credit/debit card or are welcome to call 0800 285 1390. Lottery players must be 16 or over.
Image: Left to right – Winnifred Pittard (patient), Hayley Snow (Activities Coordinator) and Sheila Turner (patient) encouraging local residents to play the Your Hospice Lottery in support of the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre
About Your Hospice Lottery: The Lottery costs players £1 per play per week and players can select which hospice to support with their membership. Around 50,000 numbers are entered into the Your Hospice Lottery weekly draw, with each number supporting the players chosen Hospice. Hospice partners are Arthur Rank Hospice Charity including the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Cambridgeshire, Cynthia Spencer Hospice or Cransley Hospice both in Northamptonshire, KEMP Hospice in Kidderminster, John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in North London, Salisbury Hospice Charity in Wiltshire, St Helena Hospice in North East Essex, The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice in Rochester and The J’s Hospice for young adults across Essex, All profit minus administration costs goes to the chosen supported Hospice. St Helena Hospice also receives a small income from each membership for administering the lottery. Your Hospice Lottery is regulated and licensed by the Gambling Commission (number 000-004685-N-306842-006) under the Gambling Act 2005. Lottery members must be 16 or over and a full set of terms and conditions are available online at www.yourhospicelottery.org.uk or from the Your Hospice Lottery office by telephone 0800 285 1390.
The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, based at North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech, is a day centre supporting people who are living with a life-limiting illness. Our care is provided free of charge to patients, to help them and their loved ones to make every moment count. The multi-disciplinary palliative care team, led by a Clinical Nurse Specialist, provides a service which includes day therapy, treatment and clinical days (including blood transfusions and oncology work), complementary and diversional therapies, bereavement and support services. Additionally the centre supports patients and their families with outpatient visits and provides clinical advice and support to palliative patients on the adjacent 20-bed Trafford Ward.
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity (Registered Charity No 1133354) support people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness. Our care and services are provided free of charge to patients, to help them and their loved ones to make every moment count. We are best known for delivering vital care to over 1000 patients each year through our specialist palliative Inpatient Unit, day therapy and Hospice at Home Services. However the range of services the Charity provides is much broader comprising of the Specialist Palliative Care Home Team, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment centre in Wisbech, patient and family support (including counselling, bereavement and spiritual support), lymphoedema care, complementary therapy, transport services and small grants which collectively provide more than 2000 further two thousand episodes of care to patients. To supplement the NHS contribution, the Charity are required to raise £2.85 million annually to fund the additional services provided by the Hospice. Our professional, compassionate and practical services deliver care, counselling and education, helping patients to live well and their families to live on. Please see arhc.org.uk for further information.
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.
We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.
It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.
For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk