St Mary Almeley church lottery

We all love St. Mary’s Church, which has been at the centre of our village community for at least 800 years, but unfortunately the cost of keeping the church going rises every year. As we all know, bills for such essentials as staffing, maintenance, heat, light, cleaning, insurance, mowing the churchyard and so on are always increasing.

In addition to organizing fund-raising events, we need to raise more money on a regular basis and, as many other organisations do, we have decided to run a Lottery.

The principle is that everyone who joins pays £3 a month by bank standing order  (or an annual cheque of £36 or a quarterly cheque of £9 made payable to ‘Almeley PCC’) and then a certain proportion of the income is distributed quarterly as prize money.

You have a flutter with a good chance of winning and the satisfaction of contributing to a worthy cause; and most importantly the future of our church is secured for the centuries to come.

There are four draws each year, and the prize money is:

March      1st £100, 2nd £50  3rd  £25      June   1st £100, 2nd £50  3rd  £25

August     1st £100, 2nd £50  3rd  £25      December   1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25