Lotto comes to Benendens'
2018 is upon us and Benendens’ is thriving after moving to its present premises two years ago this month. It’s hard to imagine a time when it wasn’t in the village as it has become such a central hub and we thank you all for your support. If anyone feels they would like to extend that support with added benefits it would be worth looking at the Tunbridge Wells Lotto which is a weekly online lottery, supported by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council as a way to raise money for local activities. It’s very easy to access by simply visiting www.twlotto.co.uk and selecting ‘Support Specific Cause’. Benendens’ is listed and can be selected. You can play by investing as little as £1 per week for your choice of six numbers between 0 and 9 online. Of course, if you want to buy extra lines of numbers at £1 each, you can do that too. Payment can be on a monthly basis, or one off payments at 3, 6 or 12 months. The draw takes place on a Saturday night at 8pm and winners are informed by email. Each pound that is spent is divided up; 50% going to your chosen cause (hopefully Benendens’!), 10% to other good causes via Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Grants Fund, which supported us last year with the cash for new fridges , 20% to cover prizes (the top one being £25 000 for six numbers in the right order) and 20% for admin and tax. Other prize amounts can be won by matching fewer numbers and the odds of winning any prize is 50:1. It’s a great way to have a little flutter as well as supporting our wonderful shop and other good causes. We wish you all a very happy, healthy, prosperous and lucky new year!