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Together: We are one voice for everyone operating and supporting prize-led fundraising through lotteries.

The Lotteries Council has published its report “Hitting the Jackpot, How Charity Lotteries & the National Lottery are complementary not in competition”. Download your copy here.

The videos and presentations from the very successful one-day Virtual Conference held on the 24th February are now available to be seen.

If you have already registered to join the virtual conference please click directly on the Login link below.

If you have not already registered to join please click on the Registration link below to register your interest.

Once registered please click on the second

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To view the speakers’ videos, please click on the “Auditorium” button on the left-hand side.

For all the presentations please click on the “Download” button.

Political update - members survey To help The Lotteries Council’s work engaging with Government to try and ensure the sector has the optimum legal and regulatory regime, it would be useful if members could complete this survey by Sunday 7th March.

All videos and presentations will be available until the 24th March 2021.

Best wishes,

The Lotteries Council

 The Lotteries Council has published its report “Responsible Play Charity Lotteries and gambling related harms: a call for proportionate regulation”. Download your copy here.

We are delighted to announce the 2021 Virtual Lotterines Council Conference!


To register for our forthcoming virtual conference all you need to do is click this link here and follow the simple process. You can also share this link with as many colleagues within your organisation as you wish, so you can really share the Lottery Love!


Once you have registered and confirmed you are ready to go. Your log in details are all you will need to check in on the day.
We have put together what we hope will be an informative and relevant conference, especially in these strange times! Here is a snapshot of the agenda on offer;

Virtual Conference Agenda – 24th February 2021

10.00am - Welcome from the Chairman.

10.15am – 11.00am: Steve Morris – (Unity4): “Telephone Fundraising – Opportunities for Good Conversations”

11.00am - 11.20am: Break – 20 mins

11.20am – 11.50am: Ben Speare (Gatherwell): ” Act 2 of the Gatherwell journey - Covid-19 and beyond”.

12.00 – 12.20pm: – Lotteries Council sector update

12.20pm/30pm: Lunch

1.30pm – 2.30pm: Workshops – Gambling Commission – “Compliance” - Bates Wells – “Key Legal Lottery Issues.”

2.30pm – 3.00pm: Helen Daw – (Woods Valldata): “The Value of Prize-Led Fundraising in a Covid World”

3.00pm –3.30pm: Joe Saxton – (nfpSynergy): “Do charity lotteries create problem gambling?’

3.30pm – Chairman closes conference.

3.35pm Close

We will also be recording each presentation, and along with the slides these will be available to download for a few days after the event. So, there is really no need to miss our first ever ‘Virtual’

All that remains is for me to wish you a great week, and we look forward to ‘virtually’ seeing you next week

Kind Regards

Julian Naylor Tina Sandford Jonathon Pannaman

Kindly Co-Sponsored by

Tower Lotteries - https://www.towerlotteries.co.uk

Woods Valldata - https://www.woodsvalldata.co.uk/

It is with the most profound regret that we report the death of one of our founder members, Vice President and former Chairman, Tony Shaw.


A serious athlete and long-distance runner in the 1960s, he worked as an area manager for the Cancer and Polio Research Fund football pools. Understanding well the power of prize-led fundraising to benefit a wider section of society, he was among the first to see the potential of the new freedoms of the 1976 Lotteries and Amusements Act to achieve this.

Whilst later working as Chief Executive and other senior levels at Crystal Palace, Millwall and Charlton Athletic Football Clubs he was consulted at Government level for his knowledge of lottery matters, being instrumental in moves to create a body representing lottery operators, in order not only to represent them, but also to educate them into the intricacies of lotteries legislation.

A founder member of the Executive Committee of the new Lotteries Council, he became Vice Chairman in 1979 and soon helped create a Code of Conduct Committee, annual conferences, and a bi-monthly magazine. He also introduced very popular regional meetings, always welcoming members with words such as “This is your meeting. The agenda is just to update you on recent developments. Please don't hesitate to raise any matter of concern that you may have.”

Serving as Chairman from 1985 to 1997, the longest tenure of any chairman to date, it was a very active time for the Council, but he also managed to combine that with periods as Executive Officer and Magazine Editor.

Tony’s experience made him a valuable resource of information, taking his role as Vice-President seriously and eager to help where he could. Until recent years he and his wife Pauline were constant attendees at the Council’s Annual Conferences.

He has been one of the most influential people to work within Society Lotteries and has helped achieve and establish the Lotteries Council as the voice of the sector.

Tony will be sadly missed by those of us who knew and worked with him.

The contribution of Tony Shaw to lottery fundraising nationwide is immeasurable.

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