TOP AFC Bournemouth players took time out from training to show their support for Julia’s House by helping promote its newly re-launched lottery.
Captain Tommy Elphick and two new signings, Callum Wilson and Junior Stanislas, were among those who entered into the spirit of the occasion at a photo shoot at Dean Court.
The squad is helping highlight the importance of the lottery as a regular source of income for the charity. The lottery membership currently stands at 6,000 with the aim of reaching 8,000 by Christmas.
“Hitting this target will mean we can reach even more families struggling to cope with a life-limited child,” explained lottery co-ordinator Lyndsay Smith. “It costs just £1 a week to sign up making it a very affordable and easy way to support your local children’s hospice.”
“Because we rely on donations for 92 per cent of our fundraising, having a regular income is hugely important as it enables us to plan for the future. We are thrilled that AFC Bournemouth has agreed to support us in this way.”
Players posed with giant lottery balls and took away lottery sign-up leaflets.
Cherries captain Tommy said: “We are proud to be able to support Julia’s House. We think it’s a great charity and it’s a privilege to be able to do our bit. Our goal is to help Julia’s House reach its goal – and get lots of people signing up for the lottery.”
AFC Bournemouth are regular supporters of Julia’s House. Most recently a couple of the players visited the hospice in Corfe Mullen for an impromptu kick around, much to the delight of children and carers.
The Julia’s House lottery has a weekly top prize of £1,000.
To join visit the website juliashouse.org