Wyre Council is delighted to share that the Wyre Community Lottery has had a £250 winner from Fleetwood who plays each week to support the Highbury Morris Dancers.
Highbury is a new Morris dancing troupe founded in March 2020 just before lockdown. They allow girls and boys to join from the age of 3 years. Their dancers work hard learning and performing routines at weekly competitions around the North West of England and Wales. They are a non-profit club so rely on fundraising so they can purchase uniform such as dresses, bells, pumps and shakers.
The lockdown has taken its toll on fundraising so joining the Wyre lottery helped give them get the head start that they needed. They have now been able to purchase dresses for their first season and are now looking forward to raising further funds to pay for transport, fees and extra uniform so they can compete at competitions when they start back up after the pandemic.
Sharni Bovill Co-Principle of the Highbury Morris Dancers says “We are delighted that one of our supporters has won £250! We have been happy to join as one of the Wyre’s Lottery good causes as it can not only help you raise funds for your club but also promotes it within your community, and gives your supporters the chance to win some great prizes. Joining and promoting the lottery to your supports allows clubs like ours to receive funds for your cause. It has helped to raise funds for essential equipment needed to run the troupe effectively. It has also put our name out into the community”.
Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement comments, “The community lottery was set up by Wyre Council in a bid to raise money for charities and good causes in Wyre. We have raised almost £30,000 for good causes and this money is already making a difference. If you manage a local good cause I’d encourage you to sign up and start raising much needed funds. It’s free and really easy to do.”
Tickets for Wyre Council’s community lottery are £1 and players could win up to £25,000 as part of the weekly draw, which takes place every Saturday.
Winners are informed via email and any prize money will be transferred automatically to their chosen bank account.
From every £1 ticket you buy, 60p will go to local good causes in Wyre. You can select which of the registered good causes your money goes towards.
What are you waiting for? Sign up to support a local good cause near you today!
To buy your tickets or register as a good cause visit www.wyrelottery.co.uk