First new grant of the year awarded to local school

The Pride in Penrith lottery has kick-started 2013 by donating their first grant of the year to Lowther Endowed Pre-School, who were awarded £1000.

The grant which was handed over to Zoe Calway in January will enable the pre-school to provide a permanent access ramp at the entrance of the school. Current access to the pre-school is often difficult for children to manage and is impossible for families with pushchairs and wheelchair users. Built with the money from their Lottery grant, the ramp will mean increased and easier access to Lowther Pre-School for all children, their families and staff.

Zoe Calway from Lowther Endowed Pre-school comments

“A grant from the Pride in Penrith Lottery will make such a difference to our Pre-School. With the ramp in place we are be able to demonstrate that we are totally inclusive and able to offer a pre-school education to all able-bodied and disabled children alike. We would not have been able to build the ramp without the help of the Pride in Penrith Lottery”

The Pride in Penrith Lottery continues to be a very worthy cause. As well as giving Penrith residents the opportunity to win in the weekly prize draw, the money raised from subscriptions helps local initiatives and not for profit organisations raise money for projects that benefit Penrith and the surrounding area. Since 2010, when the Lottery began they have donated over £24,000 to local good causes.

Rob Udale, Lottery Board Chairman commented saying,

“Donating £1,000 to Lowther Endowed Pre-School is a great way for the Pride in Penrith Lottery to kick start 2013. We have helped 22 projects in the local area secure greatly needed funding to help run community projects, buy new equipment and develop new initiatives, which have benefited the town and local community. Without this money a lot of good causes would not have been able to develop, so we thank our members and supporters for helping us make a difference and we hope in 2013 we can help even more fantastic projects. ”

There have been two lucky winners recently, one who scooped £5,000 in time for Christmas and another jackpot winner took home £1000 early in the New Year. The Pride in Penrith Lottery costs less than the price of a pint a week and can help make a real difference to our town, but the Lottery needs more members to continue doing this great work.

It is really easy to join the Pride in Penrith Lottery. People can visit the Lottery website and sign up online, or fill out one of the forms which can be found in local shops and through the sales agents (Maggie’s Bakery, The Wine House of Penrith, Booths, Angel Lane Chippy, Sandgate Friary and Town Head Chip shop.)

The Pride in Penrith Lottery is a not-for-profit organisation and is run by volunteers from the town who are all passionate about making a difference to the local area and raising money for local initiatives.