Best Lottery Provider Award
Please Vote for Sterling
We are pleased to announce Sterling have been nominated for the IoF - Partners in Fundraising Awards for Best Lottery Provider 2014
If you are a member of the IoF we would be extremely grateful if you could vote for us at the web address below.
The closing date for voting is 31st December 2013 - please vote now.
Thank you for taking the time to vote for us.
540 winning members in this week's Unity lottery draw.
Congratulations to all the organisations that had winning members this week.
As a lottery membership scheme Unity allows you to give your supporters the chance to receive something back for their valued support.
Sterling held their first Lottery Forum and it was lovely to meet and greet all the delegates who attended. We hope you had an enjoyable day as well as gathering lots of useful ideas to increase your lottery membership.
Keynote speakers included Joe Saxton - founder of nfpynergy
Caroline Hampson – author of Tick Over or Take Off
The image shows an interactive session by Helen Coldicott entitled - How to promote your lottery through Social Media.
Magnum Direct – Face to Face Donor Recruitment – www.magnumdirect.co.uk
Listen -Telesales -The Listening People – www.connectfundraising.co.uk
NRG – Direct Mailing – www.nrgdirectmail.co.uk
Cybertill – Electronic Point of Sale System – www.cybertill.co.uk
DLG – Data Locator Group – www.dig.co.uk
Edgley Social Media – www.edgleysocialmedia.co.uk
Thank you to everyone who supported this event and we hope this is only the start!
How to Make Your Charity a Lottery Winner
Please click below to view the article that was featured in the Guardian newspaper:
We all like to share and tell our friends when we do something positive to help a good cause - se we have created a Facebook sharing facility. Everyone who joins Unity Lottery online can share their good deed with all of their Facebook friends. Friends often have common interests and experiences and will therefore be highly likely to want to support a good cause via a friend's recommendation.
This facility is being piloted at the moment and should be up and running in the next few weeks.
Increased Customer Service
We welcome Denise to the Sterling team as Business Development Manager; to help us provide an even better service to you.
Denise is looking forward to meeting and working with our clients using her wealth of customer service experience; starting with the Hospice Lotteries Association Conference this week.
Also attending are our colleagues Sam (Clients Account Manager) and Shirley (Lottery Administration Manager) so please go along and say 'hello'.
It is pleasing that an organisation that works with young people has made steady development in the last 12 months.
To increase their funding, Key started their Unity lottery on October 2012, to help with increasing costs towards unlocking vulnerable peoples futures.
Key works with young people to:
- Prevent homelessness
- To find and keep a home
- Develop self confidence and wellbeing
- Learn new skills
We wish them continues success and to support their valuable work visit
In this week's draw, 75 different Unity organisations have had winning members.
516 winning cheques have been posted today to the lucky members; all supporting a good cause of their choice.
Making both organisations and members winners!
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) has joined Unity to set up a lottery to help boost their funds to help:
support, inform and educate the estimated 690,000 people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) across the UK; as well as their families, carers and the healthcare professionals who treat them.
Sterling's team look forward to working with them to help build a successful lottery.
495 winning members in this week's Unity lottery who are supporting a total of 70 different good causes.
As Unity is a lottery membership scheme it gives your supporters the chance to receive something back for their valued support.
Our latest organisation to join the Unity lottery is:
The Hub Radio is community radio for the central South Cornwall area. Our aim is to deliver local information and programming to local people made by the people themselves.
We wish them a very successful lottery.
Welcome to Unity:
The Army of Angels:
a UK Military Charity that provides direct and indirect support to members of the UK's armed forces who have been injured, physically or mentally, while serving their country in conflicts around the world.
We wish you lots of success in your fundraising.
Lorraine, Sterling's Project Co-ordinator, enjoyed meeting everyone at the Institute of Fundraisers Conference last week.
Thank you to everyone who came to speak to us and we hope you enjoyed your yummy cup cake supplied by Miriam's Munchies.
£1000 winning members supporting the following organisations in this week's Unity Draw:
- Bluebell Railway - restoration and maintenance of steam hauled services betwenn East Grinstead and Sheffield park.
- SPUC - protection of unborn children;
- Helen and Douglas House - caring for children and young adults with life - shortening conditions and support to their families.
A record 535 winning members in this week's Unity lottery draw.
All supporting a good cause of their choice.
National Volunteers Week 2013
If you don’t already know it’s National Volunteers Week 1st-7th June 2013. Here at Sterling we are pleased to support our colleagues when they are undertaking voluntary work.
Carol our Marketing Assistant is a Brown Owl, leading a pack of brownies on a weekly basis. She plans lots of fun activities for the girls and teaches them valuable life skills. She has donated her time for a number of years and is now happy to welcome her former brownies back to her pack as leaders.
Karl Wild our Business Managers is chairman of his local Village Green Association and spends his free time ensuring the village green is mowed and maintained on a regular basis in the summer months.
In addition to being our expert raffle administrator Helen Beddoes is a Parent Governor at her sons Primary School. She plays an important role in maintaining standards throughout the school.
We are very proud of our colleagues volunteering to support our local community.
A Thank You for Playing Unity Lottery
Over 500 players were lucky enough to win a small prize in Saturday's Unity Lottery draw. As well as knowing their lottery entry is helping their chosen worthy cause they will receive a little “thank you” winners cheque in the post this week.
This is why a lottery is an excellent fundraising tool – supporters have the chance of winning a prize, an extra thank you for their kindness.
We are really pleased Epsom & Ewell Citizens Advice Bureau have a £1000 winning member in this week's Unity Draw.
-giving free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to over 3000 local residents.
£1000 Winner for NKF Member
A triple kidney transplant recipient is a delighted £1000 winner in the National Kidney Federation’s Unity lottery.
Understanding the good work the NKF does firsthand Mr Philp said “when I opened it and I had got £1000 I couldn’t believe it.”
Peter Revell, head of fundraising at the NKF, said he was very happy to hear Mr Philp’s good news and he hoped it would encourage more people to sign up to the lottery, which has been helping contribute to the charity’s work for the last four years.
Richard Dixon, managing director of Sterling Lotteries, said: “I am very happy to hear Ken’s good news; it gives us a lot of pleasure at Sterling when we learn our lotteries are making people happy and helping good causes at the same time.”
are busy promoting their new Unity lottery
-to raise funds to give disadvantaged children life-changing help.
We wish them fantastic success.
We are pleased with the response so far for Sterling's
Lottery Forum 2013
To find out more and book a place visit:
Out of the 471 winning members in this week's Unity draw, some of the £1000 winners are supporting:
Open Image Films
who have set up a Unity lottery to help with:
offering practical hands on experience in the art of film making.
This is regardless of academic qualifications or financial circumstances.
We wish them every success.
Winning Unity £1000 members this week are supporting:
Brendoncare - providing care for older people in care centres and well-being in the community
Leicester Animal Aid Association - providing a second chance for abandoned, neglected or unwanted dogs and cats.
Claire house - supporting babies, infants, children and young people who have multiple special needs or life threatening illnesses.
County air Ambulance HELP Appeal - increasing the provision of helicopter landing pads.
There are a further 481 winners supporting 70 different good causes.
We are delighted in helping to raise funds to provide specially adapted housing for severely injured and disabled Service and ex-Service people.
Our best wishes for a successful lottery.
There are over 500 winning members this week in the Unity Lottery.
Want to Double Your Lottery?
Sterling are inviting you to attend our:
Lottery Forum 2013
"Do you want to double your lottery in the next 12 months"
Venue: The Stratford Manor Hotel Date: 10th October 2013
To find out more visit http://lotteryforum2013.eventbrite.co.uk
Winners Support 71 Good Causes
In this week's Unity draw there are 460 winning members supporting 71 different good causes.
Fantastic Four £1000 Winners
Lucky Unity members who have each won £1000 this week are supporting:
Brendoncare - providing care for older people in care centres and well-being clubs in the community
County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal - providing helipads for hospitals
Helen and Douglas House - giving time and expertise to care for chldren and young adults with life-shortening conditions and support their families
Tenovus - help and prevent, treat and find a cure for cancer.
In this week's Unity draw there are £1000 winners for members supporting:
- Claire House Children's Hospice
- County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal
- Julia's House
We are very pleased that the Bluebell Railway, who have only recently joined Unity, had their first winning member.
We are delighted out rebranded website is now complete with a more vibrant look.
The comments from our Unity clients have been very positive and I hope the easy 'to join' facilities makes it successful for everyone.
The organisations shown below have recently joined Unity and we are looking forward to working with them towards building successful lotteries.
In this week's Unity draw there were 450 winning members supporting 60 different good causes.
We would like to welcome to Unity:
who provide search and rescue services 24/7, 365 days of the year and we wish Severn Area Rescue Association every success with their new lottery.