Lottery bosses back YEP’s Hospice Half Hour

The Hospice Lottery backs our Hospice Half Hour campaign. Ross Wiggan is pictured outside Wheatfields Hospice.
The Hospice Lottery backs our Hospice Half Hour campaign. Ross Wiggan is pictured outside Wheatfields Hospice.
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Bosses at The Hospice Lottery in Leeds have announced a special online subscription offer to mark Hospice Half Hour in aid of the YEP’s Half and Half Appeal.

The St Gemma’s and Wheatfields Hospice Lottery is the only other fundraiser, as well as YEP’s long-running Half and Half Appeal, which donates equally to the two Leeds’ hospices.



Now lottery chiefs have signed up to back our Hospice Half Hour campaign which encourages people to spare just 30 minutes during National Hospice Care Week - October 6-12 - to fundraise for our appeal, as it creeps closer to its £3m target.

Lottery manager Ross Wiggan has announced that during that week, they will offer a deal on a half-year’s subscription.

Players will be able to sign up to 25 weeks for £20 when bought online - using the promo code ‘hospicehalfhour’.

Ross said: “All of the proceeds from the lottery are split Half and Half between the two hospices just like the Yorkshire Evening Posts appeal.

“We thought it was a great opportunity to help raise even more money for the hospices.

“This year, the lottery is on target to make over £320,000 for the care provided by the two charities and we’d love to help the Half and Half Appeal reach its £3m target.”

The St Gemma’s Hospice and Wheatfields Hospice Lottery and the YEP’s Half and Half Appeal raise funds for the benefit of local people facing terminal illnesses.

The lottery offers over 55 cash prizes every week including £1,500, £100, £50, two £25s, 10 £10s and 40 chances to win £5. Plus players are in with a chance of winning up to £12,000 on the rollover jackpot. All profits are dedicated to patient care at the two hospices. For more information or to join the lottery please visit

With just less than a month to go until National Hospice Care Week, let us know what 30-minute fundraiser you’re planningand we’ll feature it in the YEP. Email or tweet us @leedsnews with #HospiceHalfHour.

Or click on the links below to read our fundraising guide, with ideas and tips, as well as sponsorship forms and logos to download for posters:

Sponsor form

Fundraising guide

St Gemma’s Hospice logo

Sue Ryder Wheatfields logo

Half and Half Appeal - Hospice Half Hour logo

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