With over 20,000 entries in our weekly draw making sure all the ‘t’s’ are crossed and ‘i’s’ dotted takes a lot of time and organisation. Managing an army of volunteers and staff to keep everything ticking is the job of Senior Lottery Administrator, Clare Stocker. We manage to catch up with Clare for a few minutes to find out more about her role, over a cup of tea of course!
We have a great team of people at Your Charity Lottery looking after all our players. One of them is Liz Purfield, our Lottery Financial Administrator who will soon be celebrating her 10th anniversary at YCL. We caught up with Liz to ask her some very important questions.
Summer has been a busy time for our Community Lottery Assistants with a full diary of events in the East Riding and North Lincolnshire. We meet with Gemma, who works throughout the West of Hull and surrounding villages out towards Goole to find out a bit more.
Kayleigh Elvin lost her mum to stomach cancer two years ago. Now she is hoping to encourage as many people as possible to support the Summer Raffle to raise funds for the hospice which she believes made a huge difference to her family.
Natalie Devine, a qualified nurse, was one of the first people supporting Dove House Hospice through its lottery. When she won the the first prize in September 2016 and visited the hospice she was so impressed she decided to join the team.
People may be surprised to see a dog sitting by a patient’s bedside or laying on the floor in Day Therapy waiting for a treat – but at Dove House Hospice and Lindsey Lodge it has become a regular occurrence. Moss, a black labrador visits patients at Dove House and his ‘colleague’ Teddy, a labradoodle, visits patients over the river at Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
Linda Walker, a Lindsey Lodge Hospice supporter, was out shopping when she received a call to inform her she’d won the £3,000 rollover prize in Your Charity Lottery weekly draw. She and husband Maurice have been supporting Lindsey Lodge through the lottery for the past two years.
On 8th March, we celebrate International Women's Day. There are many women every day who make a difference in our lives whether they are mothers, daughters, colleagues, friends, teachers, nurses. There are too many to name. Still, today we celebrate all of them.
We are lucky to work with many inspiring women in the wonderful organisations we work alongside. We spoke to three of them to find out what inspires them, drives them and hear of the roles they are in today.
All across the country, caregivers are providing love and support to people who need it most.
Being a caregiver can be rewarding, but also extremely stressful, and carers can often feel isolated and as though they have no-one to turn to for help. Luckily, some of our beneficiaries provide much-deserved support to caregivers.