The Martlets Hospice is committed to using its lottery responsibly and to encourage responsible gambling and access to support if needed. The Martlets Hospice lottery is a member of the Hospice Lotteries Association who make a financial contribution each year on behalf of the members to the Responsible Gambling Trust who are an independent trust funded by the gambling industry to research and limit problem gambling.

If you believe you have a gambling problem, the following are organisations who will be able to give you help and advice:

If you feel you have a problem with gambling and would like your details to be placed on a list to prevent you from playing the Martlets Hospice lottery, send an email to [email protected] or telephone 01273 718790 or 718792 and you will be sent instructions and a registration form.

The terms and conditions for playing our lottery may be read on the Lottery Terms & Conditions page of this website.

Full details of Martlets Hospice Lottery complaints procedure may be downloaded from this website.  

Gamble Safely

Playing our lottery is a way to support a worthwhile local charity and gives our members the chance to win one of 44 cash prizes offered every week. In common with all society lotteries, it represents a very small risk of encouraging people under 16 years of age to participate in gambling or to persuade people to gamble to excess. However, it is a form of gambling and the Martlets lottery takes their responsibilities to their players seriously, therefore, here are some tips to help you gamble safely:

  • Don’t think of gambling as a way to make money – winning is not assured, so it is not an income
  • Only gamble with money that you can afford to lose – don’t use money set aside to pay bills, rent/mortgage, for food, for medication, etc.
  • Don’t borrow money to gamble
  • Set a money limit and stick to it
  • Set a time limit and stick to it
  • Never chase losses - if you lose money, never try to get it back by going over your limit
  • Don’t gamble when you are depressed, upset or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Balance gambling with other activities – family, work, sleep, socialising, sport, hobbies, etc.