Wyre Council is delighted to share that the Wyre Community Lottery has had a £250 winner from Poulton-Le-Fylde, who plays each week to support the National Coastwatch Institution, Fleetwood.


Mrs Marilyn Eastwood was delighted to receive her prize and is very happy to see the benefits going to her chosen charity.

Marilyn Eastwood said: – “NCI is totally run by volunteers supported by charitable donations. They provide a 365 days a year service keeping watch on sea and beach users in the Rossall/ Fleetwood area. I heard about the lottery through the Wyre Council website and I didn’t expect a win of this size. It’s very pleasing! I would recommend others to sign up to the lottery because it’s affordable and supports many local good causes.”

David Croall Station Secretary of National Coastwatch Institution, Fleetwood said:

“The purpose of the Institution is to assist in the protection & preservation of life at sea and along the coast. Fleetwood is the most northerly station at present.

“The station at Fleetwood opened in 2008, and we currently have over 50 watch keepers, operating from our tower at Rossall Point – providing a lookout 365 days of the year. We keep watch over many square miles of sea and foreshore – watching particularly for vulnerable users of the sea, and walkers who might be at risk of being cut off by the powerful tides we have here. We have state-of-the-art equipment (powerful scopes, radar, radio etc.), but our primary assets are the watchful eyes of our volunteer team.

“As an operation we depend entirely on donations from people and businesses. Our operating costs are kept to a minimum (watch keepers even buy their own uniforms), but it still costs some thousands of pounds a year to maintain an effective presence. We were first alerted to the existence of the Wyre Community Lottery by our good friends at Fleetwood Lifeboat. It has proved to be an excellent source of much-needed funds – currently raising about £2,000 a year for our cause.

“I would certainly recommend the Wyre Community Lottery to any other local organisation looking to raise awareness of their cause, along with additional funding.”

Wyre Community Lottery is an online sustainable fundraising solution provided by Wyre Council with, believe it or not, no upfront costs. It’s designed to help local not-for-profits to diversify their fundraising streams and enable year-round fundraising in a safe, fun and effective way.

Buy a ‘chance’ and support the local community today by playing the lottery. There are over 40 registered causes to choose to help with your ticket purchase. The chosen cause receives 50% of the £1 ticket with an additional 10% going to further support the local community. There are weekly cash prizes to be won up to the value of the £25,000 jackpot and with 50:1 odds of winning a prize you’ll find a bit of fun at the same time as knowing you’re really helping your local community.

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