Local community groups and charities found out earlier this week (11 November) how they can register their good cause to benefit from the Basildon Borough Community Lottery which launches next month.

At the event, Ben Spear from Gatherwell - who are an independent body registered with the Gambling Commission and support the set-up, management and operation of the Basildon Borough Community Lottery, was on hand to explain how the lottery works and the registering process for good causes in the borough.

The Basildon Borough Community Lottery works with 60p of each £1 ticket going to good causes in the borough with 20p going to the prize fund and 20p covering the costs of running the scheme. On purchasing their tickets online, players would be able to choose from a list of charities registered with the scheme, who would then get 45p from every ticket, with 15p going to the Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust. Alternatively players could give all 60p in each £1 to the Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust, which each year raises funds for a charity or charities nominated by the Mayor of Basildon.

The Mayor of Basildon, Cllr David Burton-Sampson said: "I know from speaking to local community groups and charities that there are a lot of people who work really hard to raise money to support their projects. The Basildon Borough Community Lottery is an extra way we can give a real boost to their fundraising efforts and establish a regular income stream for groups who do so much to help our communities.

"I would encourage any local groups and charities who weren't able to come along to the event to please visit the website to register their interest in being part of this."

Any Basildon borough based community groups or charities who weren't able to come along to the event and would like to find out more or would like to register their interest can visit: Basildon Borough Community Lottery

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Published: Friday 15 November 2019