The Local Lotto celebrated its third birthday at the weekend having raised over £160,000 for local causes
Harrogate Borough Council set up the lotto to raise money for local voluntary sector organisations.
Players have won a combined total of £41,000.
Beneficiaries paid tribute to the fund.
Low Harrogate Crown Green Bowling Club said in a statement the Local Lotto had “provided a revenue stream that has enabled the bowling club to invest in new equipment”.
Ripon Community Link added the initiative had provided “a regular, reliable income stream when charitable income can be erratic, especially in such turbulent times”.
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Cllr Sam Gibbs, chair of Harrogate Borough Council’s voluntary and community sector liaison group, said:
“These vital funds can sometimes be a lifeline for smaller community groups and I’d like to thank everyone for getting involved and signing up to play the Local Lotto.”
The Local Lotto takes place every week, with the winning draw every Saturday night.
For more information, see the local lotto’s website.