New hospice lottery prize

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BARNSLEY Hospice is hoping to tempt more people into taking part in its fundraising lottery, with the announcement that a £5,000 roll-over prize is up for grabs.

Around 4,500 players take part in the £1-a-week draw to win £500 and smaller cash amounts.

But now an extra £5,000 prize roll-over prize is being made available through £100 a week being put to one side.

The hospice needs £1.9m a year to stay open and last year the lottery raised £134,000.

Chief executive Ian Carey said: “We realise finances are tight but, because it’s a local lottery, players are in with a better chance of winning.

“In addition, they also know that they are making a regular contribution to our services which are in ever-increasing demand by patients and their loved ones.”

The hospice, at Gawber, offers in-patient and day care for people with life-threatening conditions.