The Lottery So Far..

SO45 Lottery and ongoing progress

Can you believe it has now been a years since SO45 Online launched its very own Postcode Lottery, YOUR Postcode Lottery.  With figures from last Decembers draw up to Octobers Draw with the remaining years figures STILL to be added £9,930 has be given to local charities, causes and projects within our postcode and £9,930 in CASH Prizes to our local winners.  We are hoping by the time we draw in December this will be over £12,000.

With help from our local outlets, volunteering individuals and you as a community we hope to significantly increase this for the year coming, making a big difference in donations to groups and awareness to what great things are available to you in our community.

This is YOUR POSTCODE LOTTERY So far….

Justine Harnett receives her SO45 Lottery cheque
Justine Harnett receives her SO45 Lottery cheque

December 2014 This was the first draw and took place on Christmas Eve at The Langley Tavern.  The Charity for that month was The Waterside Cancer Support centre based in Hythe who offer a free non-clinical drop in support centre for the benefit of anyone and their family affected by Cancer living in the area.   They received £851 along with the Winner Agents.

January 2015 The January draw was for a new group at the time called The Hythe and Waterside Dementia Friendly Group who are striving to help the community be more aware of those with dementia so they can live as independently as possible and still be part of our community.of their community and feel welcome and secure, are met with understanding and given support when they need it.  The lottery was drawn at David Morris Local Quiz at the Fountiain Court Hotel where the winner was announced as Deb Ingram and won £911. Deb bought her ticket from Claire Blays Zumba Group.

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February 2015 Lymington & New Forest Multiple Sclerosis  Society were the charity for February explicitly for the benefit of SO45 members where the money was used to help local suffers travel to the weekly therapeutic session in Lymington.  The draw took place at The Glen Eagles with the winner Mr D. Price and the charity receiving £1,080.  The February ticket was purchased from the Multiple Sclerosis group itself.

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March 2015 Local child James Mills, Wish to Walk were the cause for March.  James was born with a form of cerebral Palsy called Spastic Deplegia which means that he will not be able to walk without an operation no longer offered on the NHS.  Hardley Runners were also organising a 10k run at Exbury Gardens that month for the same cause so the lottery draw was held there.  The winner and James’s cause received £1,008 each.  The winner Kelly Cox bought her ticket from Blackfield Bakers.

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April 2015 Held at The Langley Quiz the lottery saw the winner Sian Appleyard who bought her ticket from another quiz night win £811 and £811 go to Hanover Court to assist in the building of a Summer House which can be used all year round for its elderly residents.  We are pleased to say this has now all be completed and the residents are all delighted with their new meeting place.

644210_478134835538164_1814936208_nMay 2015 The May lottery was to raise money for The Handy Trust who do an excellent job providing youth support within our community.  The winner which was announced at The Fountain Court Quiz was Lin Penny who purchased her ticket from The lovely Little Café in Dibden Purlieu and both her and The Handy Trust both received £801.

June 2015 This draw took place at Gangwarilys Armed Forces day and saw the winnr Melita Sheppard who bought her ticket from Fairview Dry Cleaners win £1,150.  This meant £1,150 went to A Chance for Charlie.  Charlie born in Hythe and suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) which is a progressive condition that affects all muscles in the body including the organs with a life expectancy of late teens to very early twenties.  Charlies mum Claire and family are raising much needed money to make adjustments to the house such as a wet room and wheelchair access to make thing more comfortable.  With the help of various local volunteers in the trade, SO45 are hoping to make this a little easier for the family.

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July 2015 Hythe & Dibden and Fawley Falcon YOUTH teams were recipients of Julys lottery. Both teams received £572 and the winner Mrs Woods who bought hers from Fawley Falcons kids football tournament received £1,144.  This draw took place at the grand opening of Hythe & Dibdens football stadium at Clayfields Centre.

isabelle chequeAugust 2015 The winning ticket for August was bought for the second time from Fairview Drycleaners.  The winner Jim Hayes won £821 with another £821 going to Light up for Isabelle.  Local toddler Isabelle suffers a severe eye disorder called Leber Congenital Amaurosos and so money raised will be going towards building a sensory garden for her to use.

September 2015 SO45 Lottery chose Parentlink for September which has been operating in the Waterside area of the New Forest since 2010 and is helping support families and young people dealing with Aspergers, Autism and behaviour difficulties.  The amount raised was £631 plus an additional Donation from SO45 member Joe Joryeff of £235 which he raised doing a walk across Hadrians Wall .  The winning ticket drawn was for Mrs pat Raysford and was drawn at The Fountain Court Quiz

October 2015 Octobers draw was held at Ebeneezers pub in Hythe and the winner was Claire Fiddes who won £728.  Claire was also generous enough to put back £228 to go straight to  the charities for the Christmas Draw.  The Cause for the October draw was Saint Annes Community Centre.

November & December 2015 To mark the One year anniversary of the SO45 Lottery there will be a combined Lottery for the two months with what we hope to be a larger pot and more than one charity.  The confirmed Charity at this stage is Waterside Gateway Club which provides a safe environment for vulnerable adults to enjoy a wide range of activities and have the chance to meet up with friends and make new ones socially and with lots of laughter.  The Lottery are also hoping for some additional prizes to be drawn donated by local businesses.  This draw will take place on Christmas Eve again with the venue to be confirmed.

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If you are interested in finding out more about the SO45 Lottery call 02380 848410 or email getinvolved@so45online.co.uk.  Lottery tickets can now be purchased by standing order.  For every 3 tickets purchased this way each month, you will automatically receive a fourth entry FREE.  For more information contact the SO45 team.