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Pokesdown newsagent raises £734k for lottery charities
2:00pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
A NEWSAGENT in Pokesdown has seen customers raise over £730,000 for charity just by purchasing their lottery tickets.
Phillips News, on Christchurch Road, run by Trevor Phillips and his son, Adam, has so far made a whopping £734,735 for National Lottery Good Causes, since the National Lottery started back in 1994.
It works through 28p from each National Lottery ticket sale being donated to the Good Causes, which include schools, clubs, hospitals, charities, and a variety of others across the United Kingdom.
Adam said: “We got a call from a lady at Camelot and I thought that she had read it wrong when she told us the figure, but she didn’t.”
He added: “It’s an absolutely fantastic amount of money to raise, which I am really proud of.
“It’s great news for Bournemouth, as well as communities around the UK, and I’ll definitely be talking to all of my customers about it.”
Duncan Malyon, Sales Director of Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be recognising our retail partners for the outstanding contribution they make, week in, week out, to society through selling National Lottery products.
“It’s a great way to remind them, and our players, that every ticket sold goes to Good Cause funding that benefits people and communities throughout the UK.”
Across the country, National Lottery operator, Camelot, generates over £35million each week for the Good Causes, which equates to over £30billion raised since the scheme started.
This money has since gone on to help Good Causes across the UK, including almost 1,700 across the region of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Purbeck.
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