The latest from the Lottery

Read about the brilliant local causes that couldn’t have been helped without your support, details on our fantastic winning members, and the latest goings on at the Lottery, and when we’re out and about.

March 18, 2015

Nominate your bunny for lottery Easter draw

Rabbit owners from Eden could hop off with a prize if they nominate their pet to preside over the Pride in Penrith Lottery Easter draw. “We’re on the hunt for an Easter bunny to be the guest of honour at our £500 special draw,” said the lottery’s chairman, Rob Udale. “The first rabbit pulled out… Read more »

January 5, 2015

Birthdays prove lucky for lottery winners

Two students from Stainton scored a new tool for school after their parents won the Pride in Penrith Lottery Christmas special draw. Andrew and Judith Mitchell scooped the £500 prize in December, and plan to spend it on a new computer to help their children with their school work. Aaron, 15, and his sister Caitlin,… Read more »

December 18, 2014

Cat’s a double winner in Penrith lottery festive draw

A new home for a rescued cat and a £500 prize for a generous member of the community meant a resounding win-win for Pride in Penrith Lottery’s Christmas special draw on Wednesday 17 December. This year’s festive draw was presided over by ginger cat Robertson from Eden Animal Rescue, who was chosen by the public… Read more »

December 13, 2014

Lottery grant brings club’s plans out of the long grass

The grass is looking greener for Castle Park Bowling Club in Penrith after a grant from their local community lottery helped buy much-needed mowing equipment. The £900 grant from Pride in Penrith Lottery means the club can buy kit that will enable them to return the green to its former high standard and attract county… Read more »

November 29, 2014

Lottery goes to the dogs for public pet vote

One lucky cat or dog from Eden Animal Rescue will set off Pride in Penrith Lottery’s Christmas special draw, and the public is being asked to help choose which rescued pet it will be. Six dogs and cats from the rescue centre at Hardendale near Shap have kindly agreed to put paw to laptop on… Read more »

November 26, 2014

Vote for the pet you’d like to do our £500 Christmas draw!

One lucky cat or dog from Eden Animal Rescue will set off Pride in Penrith Lottery’s Christmas special draw, and you can help choose which rescued pet it will be. Here are the contenders: Bess Bess is a friendly 12-year-old Border Collie, who came to Eden Animal Rescue in November after her owner passed away.… Read more »

November 10, 2014

Scouts dine out on Penrith Lottery grant

A group of Eden scouts are looking forward to getting in a big mess, thanks to a grant from Pride in Penrith Lottery. 1st Petteril Vale Scouts, based in Blencow, have been able to buy a communal mess tent, which they claim will make a “tremendous difference” to their future camps. “Until now at our… Read more »

November 7, 2014

Pupils bowled over by lottery grant

It's always a pleasure to see the difference that our grants make, so it was a lovely surprise to receive these photos from Shap Bowling Club. We gave the club a grant last year so that they could buy bowling equipment suitable for young people, to encourage more juniors to take up the sport and… Read more »

October 21, 2014

Lottery gives Winter Festival early Christmas present

Pride in Penrith Lottery has added some extra sparkle to the town’s Christmas merriments, with a grant towards the Winter Festival. The festival, organised by the Penrith Chamber of Trade, is a jam-packed selection box of entertainment, events and activities, which begins on 29 November and runs up until Christmas Eve. Lottery chairman Rob Udale… Read more »

October 20, 2014

Member’s generosity rewarded with jackpot win

A Penrith resident has scooped £5,000 in Pride in Penrith Lottery’s celebrity jackpot draw. Mrs Grace Purdham’s numbers came up after Cumbria’s most famous sheep, herdy, set off the computerised draw on Wednesday afternoon, 15 October. Mrs Purdham has been a member of Pride in Penrith Lottery since it began four years ago, and her… Read more »