Students embark on fundraising drive for St Giles Hospice

Rosanna Prince and Elsa Hunt

Rosanna Prince and Elsa Hunt

A keen team of students is helping to raise vital funds for St Giles Hospice – by spending their summer holiday recruiting players to the charity’s weekly lottery.

Rosanna Prince from Whittington, near Lichfield, and Elsa Hunt from Rugeley are among the enthusiastic band of canvassers who are going door to door selling tickets to the weekly prize draw and hoping to sign up new regular players.

Richard Simmonite, St Giles Hospice Lottery’s Commercial Manager, said:

“Often young people are criticised for not helping in their local community, but this team of students dispel those myths and are working hard, recruiting new players to the lottery and generating vital income for St Giles Hospice. In twelve years, the lottery has raised more than £9million for the charity and is one of the most successful hospice lotteries in the UK .” 

All St Giles Hospice Lottery canvassers carry their official St Giles identification cards, lottery leaflets and are happy to talk to anyone about St Giles Hospice. Over the next few weeks the students will be calling at homes in Streetly, Boldmere and Sutton Coldfield areas.

An entry in to the St Giles Hospice lottery costs £1. Each week there are £3,000 in prizes awarded, with one lucky winner scooping a £2,000 jackpot. Even if they don’t win, players can be sure all the proceeds are going to a worthwhile cause.

Further information about the lottery is available by calling 0845 370 6580 or by visiting

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