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Latest News 5 July 2019

Make A Smile Lottery

Blesma are proud to be partnering with Make A Smile Lottery to provide a fun and easy way to raise funds and support us. Make a Smile which is owned by St Helena’s Hospice in Colchester, Essex.  St Helena’s began their own lottery a number of years ago and now manage the Make a Smile lottery not only for themselves but also for many other hospices across the UK.  In 2017 they opened up their Make a Smile Lottery to non-hospices and were awarded the Institute of Fundraising’s Award for Most Innovative Product. 

The goal of this new partnership is to raise £500,000 over the next 5 years for Blesma’s vital work supporting injured veterans. Blesma is the first national charity to sign up to Make a Smile and we are very excited about the potential to raise significant funds for Blesma through the Lottery. We have entered into a five-year agreement with them which will see Lottery canvassers signing people up to a Direct Debit and the opportunity to win up to £10,000. You can learn more at

The Make A Smile Lottery draw costs just £1 a week to play with guaranteed cash prizes every week, with fifteen prizes of £10 and a first prize of £250 up for grabs. There is also a rollover draw up to £10,000 with the biggest prize given out so far being a massive £4,400. Once running costs and prize funds are covered, the rest of every £1 goes directly to Blesma.

Make A Smile is licensed by the Gambling Commission. You must be 16 years or over to play. Please play responsibly.

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