Treetops Lottery receive award

A local hospice is celebrating after being selected over national charity lottery providers to win the title of Lottery Operator of the Year.

The award, presented by The Lotteries Council, recognises innovative and successful lottery campaigns that make a large contribution to fund the charity.

Treetops, based in Risley, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with a life-limiting illness across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The Treetops Lottery has raised over £5 million for the charity since it started selling tickets over twenty years ago.

We could never have done it without the support of the lottery members

Treetops Lottery manager, Mel de Vos, was delighted to receive the award at The Lotteries Council Awards on Wednesday 17 May:

“Winning this award was a lovely, unexpected surprise as we were up against some stiff competition.

“As a team we are passionate about raising money for Treetops and feel very proud to have achieved what we have, but we know we could never have done it without the support of the lottery members from our local community.  Our fantastic players all help Treetops to deliver free services to the local area – thank you!”

An important contributor to the voluntary funding we need to deliver our services

George Cameron, Treetops chief executive added:

“The lottery at Treetops Hospice Care is an important contributor to the voluntary funding we need to deliver our services.

“This is a very well-deserved award for a team who work hard to ensure our lottery is well run and engages well with our supporters.”

Over the last three years, membership of the lottery has risen to over 8,000 people playing the weekly prize draw.

Treetops Hospice Care services include Support and Information, a Day Care unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling and complementary therapy. Last year the hospice supported over 1,750 local people across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.