How you can help the Branch
You can help the Branch by attending as many events as you are able to during the year and thereby encourage your Committee to do even more for you.
The Branch will only survive with your participation - without it we shall just fade away as so many branches are doing around the country: ask yourself why you belong and what you need from the Branch, and then let us know so that we can plan the future.
Then we need donations of all kinds, especially bric-a-brac, cakes and raffle prizes for Branch events, and also your assistance at those events at which we have various stalls.
Finally, even if you cannot attend many events you can at least do one or all the following:
Pass the Word around and publicise our events to encourage more people to come and hopefully join us.
There is an unfair heavy load on too few people to provide an efficient and welcoming Branch. Sometimes it can amount to a full time job just to keep matters on even keel without any extra for additional activities. If your conscience will not allow this to contine then contact the Secretary and offer a helping hand if you can and are able to.
The Flutter Club
This is our very own Branch Lottery. It works like this:
Only Morecambe & Lancaster Branch members may join, but you can buy a number for someone else as long as it is registered in your name.
Any number of people can play – but we need to have at least 20 numbers allocated for it to be viable.
It costs £12 per number (that's less than £1 a week) and you can buy as many numbers as you wish.
Draws take place once a quarter at the Broadway Hotel or Bare Village Club. Only those numbers which are paid up on the draw date are entered into the draw.
Prizes – 1st, 2nd and 3rd – vary in size depending on how many numbers have been allocated but the 1st prize will never be less than £72.
Approximately 50% of the income is paid out in prizes.
The draw in December will always be a bumper one, drawn at the Christmas lunch.
Payment may be made by cash, cheque or standing order.
Contact the Branch Secretary for an application form.
If you are a tax payer, please consider signing up for Gift Aid. We can reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 you donate to the Branch.
If you donate something as a raffle prize please give us the receipt as well. We can claim for this too.
Finally, if you donate something for our bric-a-brac stall, we can claim Gift Aid on the sale price.
Please contact the Branch Secretary for a Gift Aid declaration form.
If you cannot help us to raise Branch Funds or Social Funds, please donate to either or both, indicating your preference.