A new charity scratchcard has been introduced by Lottoland, with a portion of the proceeds going to Hospice UK. Each scratchcard is priced at £1, and 20p of every pound collected through this initiative will be donated to the charity. The players have the opportunity to win different prizes, with the maximum prize being £50,000.
The funds raised will assist over 200 hospices across the UK, which provide care to more than 300,000 individuals and their families each year. Additionally, the contributions will support Hospice UK in its ongoing efforts to improve palliative and end-of-life care, providing professionals with necessary resources, and facilitating conversations about death and bereavement across different sectors of society. Through this initiative, Lottoland combines gaming with charity, aiming to provide benefits for both the participants and Hospice UK.
Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are delighted to be able to launch our charity scratchcard in aid of Hospice UK, particularly during this week when everyone across the country is coming together to celebrate all that hospices do, and the people that keep them going.
“The work that Hospice UK does is truly phenomenal and the entire Lottoland team were very much behind this decision to dedicate our new scratchcard to their efforts. It’s something we’ve been working on for some time and we are all very excited to see how much funding we can raise for this incredibly worthwhile cause.”
Toby Porter, CEO at Hospice UK, said: “Hospice UK is delighted to be partnering with Lottoland on its charity scratchcard this year. From clinical staff to bereavement counsellors, kitchen staff to volunteer gardeners, those who support over 300,000 people every year are what makes hospice care so special.
“And thanks to initiatives like these, the funds raised will help us continue our work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life-shortening illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it.”