Kettering town lottery is up and running
Join our weekly lottery and be in with a chance of winning £25,000!
Play your part in improving our town with the Kettering Town Weekly Lottery!
Funds will go towards health and wellbeing, help for those with housing problems, and making Kettering a greener place to live, work and visit.
There is a weekly draw with a possible first prize of £25,000, and a second prize of £1000. Every week there will be 35 guaranteed winners taking home prizes of £20, £10 or £5.
Just £1 for every play with 60p of that going to local good causes. (The rest goes on prizes and the costs of running the scheme).
Where the money goes
The lottery has so far raised money to give to local charity Accommodation Concern - to fund out of hours advice sessions for people who need help with housing, debt and benefits problems.
The appointments are to help more people access services in Kettering and are designed for anyone who cannot get to the help during the day.
Kettering Town Councillor Mark Rowley said: "We are really pleased to be able to fund these extra advice slots. The point of setting up the Kettering Town Lottery was so we could put money back into the town and Accommodation Concern provides a vital service for anyone struggling with debt or housing problems."
Jo Moore, CEO of Accommodation Concern, said: "We are so aware that many people who work are struggling at the moment and can't take time off to try and find out their options, so we are really pleased to be able to offer this service to people who wouldn't usually be able to access us. With this funding many more people will now be able to sleep easier knowing they have support."
Sessions will run on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm and alternate between Highfield Barnes Close Community Centre and Accommodation Concern's Meadow Road offices. Evening advice slots will also run from 5 to 8pm on Wednesdays at the town centre offices.
The first evening session will be at Accommodation Concern, 1 Meadow Road, on Wednesday 11 January, with the following Saturday 14 January at the community centre in Barnes Close and Saturday 21 January at the Meadow Road offices, both from 9am to 12pm.
Booking a slot in advance is recommended, although a small number of walk-ins can be accepted. To book an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01536 416560. The offices in Meadow Road will remain open from 9am to 5pm as usual during the week.
Wednesday sessions will run 5 to 8pm at Accommodation Concern Meadow Road from 11 January to 15 March, Saturday mornings at Highfield Barnes Close Community Centre from 14 January to 11 March and at the Meadow Road offices from 21 January to 18 March.