The importance of fundraising to Upbeat is paramount to be able to keep our group viable and able to continue to pay for the professional help we use in the way of cardiac nurses, exercise instructors and for room hire etc. Up until 2019 we regularly ran individual fund raising events which were a tremendous help financially, as are members generous and welcome donations. However, since the pandemic all fund raising had to be been halted. The 100 Club was something that could continue regardless of the pandemic and the monthly draw took place on Zoom at the Friday coffee mornings. Since January 2022 we were able to return to holding the Draw at our exercise venues.
To join the 100 Club is a very good way of supporting the group and after another successful year with an estimated £1,970 being raised for Upbeat funds and £2040 given in prize money, the Committee have agreed to continue to run the '100 Club' next year. Again we will offer two prizes per month, provided there are over 200 shares sold. The first prize will be £100 per month (for the first 200 shares sold) and the second prize will be 50% of the additional shares sold. Therefore, if there are 286 shares sold the first prize will be £100 and the second prize will be £43. If there are less than 200 shares sold we will only have one prize which will be 50% of the shares sold for the month.
The Upbeat '100' Club is registered by St Edmundsbury Borough Council under the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976. The following conditions apply:
a. the maximum percentage of the proceeds of the '100' Club that may be appropriated for the provision of prizes is 55%.
b. the amount of the proceeds appropriated on account of expenses (exclusive of prizes) may not exceed the expenses actually incurred or 35% of the proceeds, whichever is the less. Upbeat estimate that the maximum amount of expenses to run the `100' Club will be 5%. 6 monthly Returns with our figures are sent to St.Edmundsbury Council in accordance with the Small Society Gambling Act 2005.
Please remember that the `100' Club is open to members of Upbeat and also their family and friends — please encourage non-members to support our lottery. If you require additional application forms please telephone me.
The cost per share for the year is £12, which is equivalent to £1 per month going into the draw. You can have as many shares as you want. Please complete the application form "Download Form Now" and send with your payment. You will be sent confirmation of your membership and the numbers allocated to you.
The full year will run February to January. Forms will be sent out the last week of December/first week in January each year and application and cheque should be received by the 18th of the month to be included in that month's draw.
Members joining during the year should send an application form and either pay by BACS
using Account name: Upbeat: Sort Code: 40-52-40 Account number: 00009019 or if that is not possible send a cheque for £1 per month for the proportion of the year remaining to be received by the 18th of the month. For example, if a member wants to join in September the application and payment for £5 for the 5 remaining months should be received by 18th September.
Application Forms to apply for shares are available from David Camp, 24 Swanfield, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9EZ. Tel: 01787 376723 or "Download Form Now" The draws for 2022 will take place at Upbeat sessions towards the end of the month and results published at each session, in the magazine and on the Upbeat website.
The winner(s) will be notified by telephone and will receive either a payment by BACS direct to their bank account or a cheque by post within 10 days of the draw.
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