The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire during the week beginning Sunday, May 7 – 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 Northamptonshire and Leicestershire’s HealthBelief Community Interest Company’s (CIC) turn.
Since its first Health Lottery Draw in October 2011 HealthBelief CIC has raised over £1.4 million for community groups in the area, with more than £88 million being raised nationwide.
Using money raised by HealthBelief CIC through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.
Past projects have included Pink Lizard Developing Youth and Community, a ‘grow cook and eat’ scheme which teaches participants how to cook healthy meals on a small budget, and Re:store Northampton, a community allotment for those who have been supported by Northampton Food Bank and a local family refuge.
Larger charities and organisations, such as Youth Sports Trust, have also benefitted from the funds raised by HealthBelief CIC.
Tickets are just £1 and can be bought online or in over 32,000 stores andpost offices and there is a top prize of up to £100,000