West Berkshire lottery hands out prize money to support Newbury football
A SIXTH person has won £2,000 prize money in the weekly West Berkshire Lottery, which is set up and managed by West Berkshire Council.
The lottery provides a free online platform and marketing materials to not-for-profit organisations to help them raise funds for valuable community services.
The winner, who supports the Newbury District Primary Schools Football Association, said: “I chose to support them because, not only did my husband play for Newbury Schools, I believe that sport has many benefits.
“These are not only physically and mentally, but also helping to build long-time friendships.
“Therefore given the opportunity to help raise money on a local level, and to hopefully help a new young and upcoming player to progress to a higher level, to me it was an easy decision to make and participate in the scheme.”
Newbury District Primary Schools Football Association is responsible for organising the Primary School Football within the Newbury District area.
Each year the football association offers 10 competitions for their 68 member schools to compete in.
These competitions include events for boys, girls, and all children of primary school age.
The sports coordinator for the association, Adam Page, said: “We first heard about the West Berkshire Lottery through advertising on social media and word of mouth from some West Berkshire Council employees.
“Since joining the Lottery we have used funds raised to pay for referee fees, venue hire and medals or trophies for our school competitions.
“We have an ambitious dream to save enough money to build our own clubhouse and hope that the Lottery will help us raise valuable funds.”
West Berkshire Lottery is helping 132 local charities and voluntary organisations to diversify their fundraising streams and players have raised more than £130,000 for the local community since it launched in March 2019.
To find out more about the lottery and to be in with a chance of weekly cash prices up to £25,000, visit the website: www.westberkshirelottery.co.uk