Lifeboat Lotto sets sail
Last updated at 12:42, Friday, 10 January 2014
Maryport Inshore Rescue team has launched a lottery to help it raise funds.
The Lifeboat Lotto will help keep the voluntary rescue service afloat.
The lottery will give people the chance to win £1,000 a week. If the jackpot is not won, it will roll over until it reaches £5,000 when there will be a guaranteed win.
Mike Messenger, of the inshore rescue group, said some of the money raised would be earmarked for the 10-year overhaul of the inshore rescue boat, which could cost up to £75,000.
He said: “The Lifeboat Lotto will be a very welcome addition to our options for fund-raising, as it has done at several other independent stations in the UK, and we are sure it will prove popular with our local supporters.”
Entry is £2 a week and there are no weekly forms to fill in.
Participants pick four numbers between one and 31 and the first draw is due to take place on March 19.
First published at 12:38, Friday, 10 January 2014
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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