The prestigious appointment follows the hospice’s recent success of being crowned Lottery Operator of the Year in May.
Treetops Hospice Care, based in Risley, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families and carers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. The hospice lottery has been running since 1996, raising over £4million from the weekly draw for the hospice during this time.
The Lotteries Council supports all those who operate prize-led fundraising through lotteries and competitions across the UK, including promoting the image and enhancing reputation of lotteries.
Exciting opportunity for Treetops
Mel, who has been at Treetops for over nine years, explained her reasons for wanting to join the board:
“I really want to be actively involved in framing the future of the Lottery Sector and also wanted to give something back to the industry in which I have found such a welcome home.
“It’s a really exciting opportunity for Treetops as we have real-life insight into the daily challenges of a smaller licenced lottery operator and how national legislation and developments can have an impact.”
Mel brings considerable experience to the board with a long career in several commercial roles in the UK and overseas.
Treetops Hospice Care services include Support and Information, a Day Care Unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling and complementary therapy.