The Bonus Ball scheme has been running since 2010 and plays a major role in raising funds to help our Constituency Labour Party (CLP) fight an effective campaign.
It’s open to everyone, whether they are Party members or not, or even if they live outside the constituency. We have several participants who have moved away but continue to support our local efforts in this way.
Participants complete a form authorising a Standing Order at their bank of £5 per month to the CLP’s account, the deduction to be made on a date of their own choosing. That form is passed to the organiser, who will then take it to the bank to ensure that they are satisfied that the form has been completed to their satisfaction. At that point, a number is allocated between 1 and 59 (1-49 until the National Lottery recently extended its range) and then relayed to the member.
Each monthly winner will be the person whose number corresponds with the bonus ball drawn on the National Lotto draw which takes place on the last Saturday of each month.
The organiser will notify winners and they will receive a prize of £100, generally paid by cheque. Should the winner’s standing order payment not have been received for that month the prize will be rolled over, unless the scheme has less than 20 members. If a winner does not respond to a written notification of their win within 2 months, then their prize is declared void.
We run 3 schemes at the moment as we have more participants than 59 but we still have places available on the 3rd scheme. If you want more information about the scheme then contact the organiser of the scheme Peter Kent at email@example.com.