The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle and Tyneside during the week beginning Sunday, March 5 – and it needs your support.
Each week one lucky area benefits from Health Lottery proceeds and there are draws every day from Tuesday to Saturday. This week it is Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle and Tyneside’s HealthRespect Community Interest Company’s (CIC) turn.
Since its first Health Lottery Draw in February 2012 HealthRespect CIC has raised over £1.5 million for community groups in the area, with more than £86 million being raised nationwide.
Using money raised by HealthRespect CIC through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust, a registered charity that distributes money to good causes in this region.
Past projects have included the Houghton and District Fitness and Youth Boxing Club which gave local young people an opportunity to take part in fitness and boxing sessions. And Pathways 4 All were supported to run a scheme which purchased accessible bicycles to provide families, with disabled children, the chance to hire the bicycles and improve health and fitness together.
Larger charities and organisations, such as Sustrans and The Conservation Volunteers, have also benefitted from the funds raised by HealthRespect CIC.
Click here to see where the money raised has been spent in your town and around the country.
Tickets are just £1 and can be bought online or in over 32,000 stores (& post offices) and there is a top prize of up to £100,000