Forecast is bright for new weather lottery

YOU may not be able to rely on the weather, but soon you will be able to bet on it. Next Tuesday, March 14, veteran BBC weatherman Michael Fish will join the residents and staff at Sue Ryder Care, Stagenhoe Park near Whitwell, in a new fundraising lottery

YOU may not be able to rely on the weather, but soon you will be able to bet on it.

Next Tuesday, March 14, veteran BBC weatherman Michael Fish will join the residents and staff at Sue Ryder Care, Stagenhoe Park near Whitwell, in a new fundraising lottery.

It is based on the Fahrenheit temperatures recorded in six locations as published in the Daily Telegraph from Monday to Friday

Just pick six numbers between 0 and 9 to correspond with the final digit of the recorded temperature at each of the locations.

Stagenhoe Park, one of Sue Ryder Care's 11 neurological care centres, offers long term and respite care to people with a range of neurological conditions such as Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke

The charity's vision is Care that Liberates Lives and delivers a person-centred service that aims to meet the needs of those they care for, enabling them to live the lives they want, with the support they need as their conditions progresses.

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But providing high levels of care is costly. Stagenhoe Park has to raise £250,000 in voluntary donations every year to stay in existence.

Michael will launch the Great Weather Lottery at the care centre on Tuesday and hopes that people will go along at 3pm to join him in predicting the weather conditions.

The lottery will help raise vital funds for the care centre plus give people a chance to win a top prize of £10,000.

You can sign up by completing the entry form on the left. Entry is £1 per go and you can pay for up to a month in advance by filling in the standing order mandate.

For more information about Sue Ryder Care and the Great Weather Lottery, contact area fundraising manager Georgina Hewitt on 01438 871427 or visit the website www.suerdyercare.org/stagenhoe