Christmas Lottery gives £200k to Guernsey charities

GUERNSEY – The 2010 Channel Islands Christmas Lottery has donated more than £200,000 to the Association of Guernsey Charities.

The 2010 Christmas Lottery has been the most successful ever, breaking all previous records for ticket sales.

The exact amount donated to the charities of £213,391.84 will be allocated based on bids put forward by the 260 organisations in the association.

Malcolm Woodhams, association treasurer, told the BBC, “This is an amazing result. Every year the traditional Christmas Draw gets bigger and better. We try to share out the money to a large number of charities and we like to support a range of local projects.”

Deputy Francis Quin, chairman of the lottery advisory panel, said: “This is a fantastic result, especially in these challenging economic times. There will be many charities that will benefit from the proceeds. I really would like to say thank you to all who bought Christmas Lottery tickets.”

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Published: February 8, 2011

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