A BRAND-new weekly lottery for hospital patients and staff in Dorset has been launched with chances to win up to £25,000 – all while raising funds for charity.

For just £1 a week, supporters can enter the prize draw to be in with a 1 in 50 chance of winning prizes while also raising money for patients and staff at the Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Hospitals.

60p of every £1 entry will help to fund resources such as activities for dementia patients and bereavement support for families who have experienced baby loss, to large projects such as the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment including two robotic tilt tables which will help physiotherapists care for some of the hospital’s most unwell patients.

Fundraising manager Lindsey Sturman said: “Our weekly lottery will enable us to give something back to our supporters who we cannot thank enough for everything they do to help us fund incredibly important projects at our hospitals. We hope that giving people the chance to win these amazing prizes goes some way towards showing how grateful we are to have their support.

“Our goal as a charity is to work with staff to provide the best possible care to patients. The money raised from each £1 entry will go a long way to helping us achieve this.”