At the start of last year, the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve established The 833 Lottery Club in order to generate funds to support the new Discovery Centre. For an annual fee of just £24 per ticket, 60% of which is used to support the Discovery Centre, members have 12 chances to win in the monthly lottery draw.
The draw takes place on the second Saturday of each month. The first three draws took place at the old cabins, and just as plans were being made to move into the new centre lockdown happened. For the past fourteen months the draw had been taking place in the background but finally, on Saturday, June 12 the draw moved back to Rye Harbour and into the new Discovery Centre. The winning numbers were drawn by local artist Bob Greenhalf.
Liz Grant, the Discovery Centre manager, said “It is fantastic to finally welcome the 833 Lottery Club. We hope to establish the second Saturday of the month as a friends’ day, and the draw is a key part of that. With funds generated by the club we are now planning our first investment, outside litter bins, and are looking for other much needed items over the coming months”.
If you want to know more about the 833 Lottery Club then they can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information leaflets are also available at the Discovery Centre.
Image Credits: Mike WIlkins .