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Lottery donation to 25 Guernsey charities

Channel Islands Christmas Lottery tickets
It was the highest first prize since the Guernsey and Jersey's draws merged

Twenty-five Guernsey charities are to share the proceeds from last year's Channel Islands Christmas Lottery.

The various grants, which range from £400 up to £20,000, add up to nearly £170,000.

The Guernsey Association of Charities received 47 applications for a share of the record year, which saw a first prize of £651,000.

The remaining proceeds of about £14,500 are due to be allocated at a later date.

The substantial donations include the Guernsey Cheshire Home, which will receive £20,000, Headway Guernsey who are getting £16,000 and Drug Concern, which will be better off by £15,000.

Many of the grants are be used to cover running costs, but other uses include the expansion of bereavement counselling services in Alderney and the hire of ponies for Riding for the Disabled.



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