Stroud District Green Party has launched a lottery called the Green 100 Club, which gives members and supporters the chance to win cash prizes for as little as £2 a month.
To take part, all you need to do is set up a standing order using this link
Tickets are priced at £2 each. The minimum monthly purchase is one ticket (the maximum is five tickets).
Half the money received (after the deduction of lottery licence expenses and bank fees) will go out in monthly prizes, with the other half going to Stroud District Green Party. The draw will be made at the end of each month, starting at the end of July, and the size of the prizes will depend on how many people are taking part in the lottery.
Anyone can take part; you don’t have to be a member of the Green Party. If any winners want to donate their winnings back to the party this can be arranged.
Elizabeth Lee, coordinator of the 100 Club, said: “The Green Party doesn’t receive money from big donors or trade unions, so we have to use creative and fun ways to raise cash to support our activities and campaigns. We love the idea of a lottery as it means people can help us but we can give something back, instead of just asking people for money at a time when people’s budgets are so stretched.
“The income from the 100 Club will help us run campaigns to get more Greens elected, and continue to run activities like our monthly topical discussions, the Cloud Cafés.”
To start taking part in the 100 Club draws from the first draw in late July, please set up your standing order by June 30.
Pictured are SDGP co-coordinator, Cllr Adrian Oldman, with his partner Becky Hoyle, pretending to draw the winning numbers. (The actual draw will be done by a random number generator.)
The small print
The draw will be run on the last weekend of every month, using an online random number generator. The draw will be videoed and the winning numbers will be included in the last members’ bulletin of each month.
The 100 Club is classed as a Small Society Lottery under the Gambling Act 2005 and is registered with Stroud District Council.