Posts Tagged ‘good causes’
The Health Lottery is still less than a month from its launch, and yet over the last couple of weeks there have been nothing but problems for the lottery company. From complaints to the ASA over advertising, to calls that not enough is given to charity is seems the scrutiny is never-ending for Britain’s newest lottery draw.
Initially, the Daily Star and Express newspapers run headlines pertaining that the Health Lottery was going to ‘make Britain better’; already the ASA has agreed that these newspapers stories should have been labelled advertisements, not news as they were portrayed.
Just a few weeks ago we brought you the news of how the National Lottery is giving people in the UK the chance to be the first to run around the Olympic Track, in the Olympic Park run to be held next March. Applications for people to apply to take part in the Olympic Park run have been open all month, but there are just two days left now before the ballot closes for the applicants.
The Olympic Park run costs £15 to enter, but will only be open to 5,000 applicants, all chosen via a ballot collected by the National Lottery. It will give Olympic fans the chance to run the Olympic track next March, before any athletes compete, so is a once in a lifetime experience.
If you live in the UK, you may have heard the news that there is a brand new, private enterprise lottery launching. The Health Lottery has now launched, and online ticket sales are available with the first Health Lottery draw to take place on 8th October.
Just like the UK Lotto, the Health Lottery costs £1 to play, but as a private enterprise, it does have smaller lottery jackpots on offer than the UK Lotto and Euromillions drawings.
In the UK, the Big Lottery Fund is about to make its biggest single investment in older people today, with a massive £110 million project for good causes. The first branch of which launches today with the £10 million investment into the Silver Dreams Fund.
Camelot have always been big on good causes, and this is just part of the difference they make around the UK every week. The Silver Dreams Fund is designed to enable older people in the UK to cope with life-changing events, and to get involved and be part of their own community.