The Health Lottery is coming to your local area!

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Durham and Teesside during the week beginning Sunday, January 29 '“ and it needs your support.

Monday, 30th January 2017, 8:02 am
Updated Monday, 30th January 2017, 8:06 am
The Healthy Wellbeing Refugee Organisation, Hartlepool

Each week one lucky area benefits from Health Lottery proceeds and there are draws every day from Tuesday to Saturday. This week it is Durham and Teesside’s HealthImprove Community Interest Company’s (CIC) turn.

Since its first Health Lottery Draw in October 2012 HealthImprove CIC has raised over £1.4 million for community groups in the area, with more than £85 million being raised nationwide.

Using money raised by HealthImprove CIC through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

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Past projects have included The Healthy Wellbeing Refugee Organisation, which aims to help refugees and asylum seekers in Hartlepool to develop their life and functional skills through training courses and activities, and Our Version of Events, which provides social outlets for adults with disabilities and expand access to cultural experiences to those living in financial hardship.

Larger charities and organisations, such as MIND, Royal Voluntary Service and Mencap, have also benefitted from the funds raised by HealthImprove CIC.

Click here to see where the money raised has been spent in your town and around the country, visit

Tickets are just £1 and can be bought online or in over 32,000 stores (and post offices) and there is a top prize of up to £100,000.