For around 15 years MSA Ltd has been working alongside Extra Care Charitable Trust to help raise much needed funds through the Goalden Gate Superdraw. In this time the lottery scheme has brought in an incredible £50,000 which a fantastic sum of money for such a worthy cause.
Extra Care’s vision is to make lives better for older people by creating sustainable communities that provide homes that older people want, lifestyles they can enjoy and care if it is needed. Extra Care want all their residents to enjoy a happy, healthy and fulfilled lifestyle in their vibrant communities and dependent on individual circumstances, they can support residents with significant accessed care needs.
When a member joins the Goalden Gate Superdraw through Extra Care they can actually choose which of the residential care homes they would like to support and those funds go towards Extra Care’s award winning Well-Being Service in that particular site. Extra Care’s Well-Being Advisors en-power residents to make informed decisions about their lifestyle and health via well being assessments.
Wolves FC received a thank you last month from representatives of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge acknowledging the donation the club gave towards the ‘Head’s Up’ campaign. Through the Wolves’ Goalden Gate Superdraw the club managed to raise an incredible £675 at the home match against Man Utd – you may remember that on the weekend of this match, the campaign saw ‘Heads Up’ partner with Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters on the ‘Take a Minute’ activation where every game in the third round of the FA Cup was delayed by a minute.
Lucy Jackson, Corporate Development Manager at Royal Foundation, stated “Your kind donation will contribute towards the efforts of the ‘Heads Up’ charity partners and will provide much needed support to those people who need it most. Thank you very much again for choosing to support the ‘Heads Up’ campaign and for continuing to help us change the conversation .”
It is important that throughout the current ongoing situation that and coming months, it is vital that mental health remains part of the conversation, for both fans and players alike.
Some clubs that sit higher up the English Football pyramid might think of Society Lotteries as an old fashioned way of bringing in an added revenue to the club but not the clubs that work with Goalden Gate Superdraw. Although, it has been a difficult season for most clubs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, MSA Ltd have still managed to raise over £342k for high profile clubs such as Wolves (supporting their Academy and Youth Development), Birmingham City FC (supporting their Community Trust) and Walsall FC (supporting the Youth Develoment).
At the start of the year, The Lotteries Council reported a record year of fundraising by Society Lotteries as the Gambling Commission published their annual statistics showing that the sector raised £333.22 million in the year to March 2019, up £32.95 million on the previous year.
This very much proves that Society Lotteries are still a great source of income for your Good Cause, whatever that might be!