The Hertfordshire Scouts Lottery has been running for less than a year, but already over 20 prizes have been won by Hemel Hempstead residents, including two jackpots of £1000. This week the latest winner Angela Price said “It will be very useful for a trip to Australia”.
The purpose of the Lottery is to preserve two major Activity Centres in Hertfordshire, Phasels Wood at Kings Langley and Tolmers at Cuffley for use by all young people. These Centres were otherwise in danger of being sold off. To prevent this, Hertfordshire Scouts has purchased the freeholds of the two sites and will be starting a big programme of improvements. Both Activity Centres are used by Scouts, Guides and many other youth organisations, faith groups, community groups, public services, and commercial organisations. Appeal director Roger Sands said: “They are a huge community resource. Both Centres offer many different challenging activities and programmes to suit a wide range of ages and abilities”.
This Lottery offers a jackpot prize every week, plus six smaller prizes. Anyone can enter, you don’t have to be a member of the Scouts. Entries cost just £1 per week, and forms are available from any Scout Group or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or via the website http://www.hertfordshirescouts.org.uk/lottery or phone 01442 261546.
Hemel Hempstead Scouts have just completed their annual census, which again shows an increase in numbers. District Commissioner Stuart Dickens said: “We are still receiving enquiries from parents whose children would like to join, and adults offering assistance. We still have room for more”. Membership enquiries can be taken on 0844 414 2318.