Laura’s YCL 2017 Roundup!


2017 was a whirlwind of a year for Your Charity Lottery, so we’ve taken a little time to reflect on the year and pick out our highlights. Here they are…

We welcomed two fantastic beneficiaries into the YCL family! Health Stars work towards enhancing NHS-provided mental health services while Special Stars aim to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families in the Hull and East Yorkshire region.

In addition to our new Beneficiaries, 4 new members of staff joined our ever-growing family;  Beneficiary Executive, Daniel Agius, Community Lottery Assistant, John Oliver, Lottery Database Administrator Dave Walker and of course, our Marketing and Communications Officer, Sandrine Hughes. They’ve all settled in really well and we couldn’t imagine life without them.

Along with our weekly draw, we also held 2 Super Draws. The Summer Draw offered an early bird prize of a Kindle and several cash prizes, including a top prize of £3,000! Tickets helped raise over an additional £22,000, which went towards helping Dove House Hospice deliver the best end of life care in Hull and East Riding to those living with a life-limiting illness.

At Christmas, 21 of you were lucky enough to win a prize in the daily Advent Draw, and one of you won the top cash prize of £2,018! Congratulations to you all - we hope we helped make your Christmas even happier. It certainly made us cheerful, with a staggering £25,000 additional income raised.

Thanks to each and every one of you for helping us raise money for Dove House Hospice and our beneficiaries to improve the lives of people who need it most. We can’t wait to see what 2018 holds, and we hope we’ll have your continued support to help us make it the best year yet.