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Town lottery to help good causes

Rooftops in Godalming [pic: Godalming Town Council]
Organisers hope the lottery will be available in the town from the autumn

A town in Surrey is planning to launch its own lottery to support local projects and initiatives.

It is hoped tickets for the non-profit making weekly draw will be sold by shops in Godalming later this year.

One of the projects to benefit would be the Godalming bandstand "Raise the Roof" campaign.

A competition has been launched to design a logo for the new lottery which will appear on the tickets, stationery and other promotional material.

'Desperate need'

The lottery will be launched by the Go-Godalming Association.

Spokeswoman Di Clift said initially they were looking for something that would help generate funds for the Godalming bandstand.

"But we also wanted to find something that could provide a continuing long-term source of funding for various local causes and groups in the town who are also in desperate need of financial support.

"We very much hope the chance of winning some money whilst also helping the local community will encourage people to take part and help to make the Godalming lottery a real success," she said.


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