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Wolves Lottery helping the community this Christmas

Just over a week since its launch, Wolves Lottery is already making a difference in the local community, helping charities in the build-up to Christmas, including the Beacon Centre.

Since its launch earlier this month, Wolves Lottery has given away around £4,000 in prizes, including two £1,000 jackpots, with Wolves supporters getting involved to help the local community at this important time.

Wolves Lottery aims to help local charities and the great work they do by supporting them financially, and over the coming months will be keeping fans informed of the various local charities, good causes and grassroots sports clubs that will benefit.

A local charity that has had a long-standing, strong relationship with Wolves is the Beacon Centre for the Blind based in Sedgley, Dudley. Beacon Centre for the Blind is a proud beneficiary of the Wolves Lottery and the Goalden Gate Superdraw prior to that and over the years the club’s helped the charity to raise an incredible £177,000 to support their fantastic work.

Sophie Higgins, support engagement manager at Beacon Centre, said: “The people we look after, people with sight loss living in our communities, are more vulnerable and isolated as a result of Covid-19. They are dependent on public transport, and when they go out, they find it hard to social distance because they can’t see where others are.

“We’ve made sure no one was left feeling alone during the pandemic, making more than 8,000 welfare calls and expanding our virtual services so more people can be supported at home, but the effects of Coronavirus have been devastating on our charity as well.

“The closure of our shops, face-to-face services and fundraising means we have lost £682,000 since March so the support we receive from the Beacon supporters through the Wolves Lottery means more than ever to us.

“£1 a week could make a real difference in just a few short weeks, £6 could help support a 30-minute welfare call for one of our members while £3 could help provide 15 minutes of vital low vision advice that could help turn someone’s life around. Helping to support Beacon Centre through the Wolves Lottery and you could help change someone’s life."

To help support Beacon Centre and seek out more information about the great work they do in and around the Black Country, click here.

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