What Happens To Your £50?

What happens to your £50?

Here’s a note from our CEO, Tom Herring.

I’d like to personally say a massive ‘thank you!’ for buying a ticket for The Big Summer Lottery 2018.

By doing so, you are enabling us to run a fundraising event that provides a huge level of support to Hope for a Child, as well as other Guernsey charities benefiting children on our island.

Without you, the whole thing simply wouldn’t work! So thank you for that.

As you can imagine, there are costs involved in running a lottery of this scale, like 50 prizes, promotion and admin.

By minimising these costs as far as possible, we are proud to say we only have to use £18 from each ticket to cover them. This means an amazing £32 from every single ticket will give life-giving funding to our supported charities*.

We use most of this to fund Hope for a Child, as we work with our in-country partners to deliver life-changing projects for families living in extremely difficult circumstances in Malawi.

How exciting that Guernsey gets to be a part of that!

Another significant chunk is distributed to 5 hand-picked charities who we believe in and love, who do amazing things for our children and young people here in Guernsey – Action for Children, Autism Guernsey, ECOF, Guernsey Arts Commission and Guernsey Sports Commission.

Thank you so much for being part of something amazing.

Tom Herring


Hope for a Child

*If all 10,000 tickets are sold as anticipated, based on sales in previous years.