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.

October 2, 2014

Celebrity sheepish about Pride in Penrith Lottery draw

The mystery Cumbrian celebrity teaming up with Pride in Penrith Lottery for its jackpot draw next week has been unfleeced. It’s none other than woolly A-lister herdy. Cumbria’s most famous sheep has made room in his busy diary to travel to Penrith on Wednesday 15 October, where he’ll set off the lottery’s online draw and… Read more »

October 1, 2014

Help Pride in Penrith Lottery with a quick click!

We need a little help from all our friends and supporters to share some exciting news – we’re about to reach our full jackpot of £5,000 and a well-known Cumbrian figure will be making the jackpot draw for us! If you're on Facebook and Twitter, please take a moment to like and follow us, and… Read more »

September 25, 2014

Odds on for Pride in Penrith Lottery celebrity draw

A mystery Cumbrian celebrity is lined up to make Pride in Penrith Lottery’s £5,000 jackpot draw in a few weeks’ time.  The community lottery’s jackpot has been steadily rising by £100 each week and one lucky member will scoop the full jackpot of £5,000 on Wednesday 15 October, if no one matches all four numbers… Read more »

September 9, 2014

Lottery goes under cover at Langwathby

Langwathby’s children were going for gold on Saturday 6 September at their annual sports day, with a helping hand from Pride in Penrith Lottery. Thanks to a grant for £228 from the community lottery, the sports day organisers were able to buy five new gazebos so that they can run their events rain or shine,… Read more »

July 31, 2014

Lottery member’s in the business of winning

A Penrith business is £500 better off after winning the town lottery’s special fourth anniversary draw. Graham Dent & Co, a long-standing accountancy firm based on Scotland Road, has been a member of the Pride in Penrith Lottery since it began in 2010. Chris Dent received the cheque on the firm’s behalf on Saturday at… Read more »

July 16, 2014

New ball girl for Pride in Penrith Lottery

A leather specialist from London has just become the new Pride in Penrith Lottery coordinator. Nicky Jenkins took over the reins last month, marking quite a departure from her previous life in the capital, where she was working most recently on refitting luxury yachts.  Nicky has been getting to grips with the online system that… Read more »

July 11, 2014

Pride in Penrith adds sporty spice in Penruddock

The annual children’s sports day in Penruddock raced ahead into a new league this year, thanks to a grant from Pride in Penrith Lottery. “The money we received from Pride in Penrith Lottery has allowed us to purchase equipment to cater for more people attending our children’s sports day, and put on a fun and… Read more »

July 6, 2014

Lottery celebrates fourth anniversary with £500 special draw

Penrith’s community lottery marks four years of supporting the local area this month, and one lucky member will take away an anniversary present. Pride in Penrith Lottery is running a special draw to celebrate its milestone, with a £500 prize to be won.  “We’ve donated almost £40,000 to local good causes since we began in… Read more »

May 27, 2014

Lottery could move mountains, says May winner

Penrith resident Maureen Whitemore got the summer off to a great start in May, winning £500 in the Pride in Penrith Lottery’s latest special draw.  Maureen, who has been a member of the community lottery since it began four years ago, urged others to join, and help the lottery make a difference. “I’ve stayed a… Read more »

May 27, 2014

Festival relishes generous helping of support

Eden Food & Farming Festival rustled up a serving of thanks for its funders this week, including Pride in Penrith Lottery. Eden District Council, Penrith Business Improvement District and the lottery all tasted the appreciation of the festival committee, for their commitment to making the summer program possible. “As a community-run festival, we simply couldn’t… Read more »