New Lottery Launched

Rotary Club Members have set up a monthly lottery to support local good causes. It costs from just £5.00 per number, per month. All applicants must be over 18 and must apply online here.

In each monthly draw from August 2020 until July 2021, 50% of the lottery proceeds will be donated to the Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC) and the remainder will be used to create two prize winners 35% (first prize) and 15% (second prize). You can only join on-line using the application form here and standing order details below. Please be sure to read the Lottery Rules here : https://rotaryinbrightonandhove.org/lottery-rules

Our chosen charity, BTTC, believes Table Tennis can change the world, and has its own club with 10 tables in Kemptown. It’s supporters also run 100 tables across the city in parks, squares, schools, sheltered housing schemes, a project for homeless people, sports centres, a psychiatric hospital and in two prisons.  They are far more than just a Table Tennis Club, and in 2016, BTTC became the world’s first Club of Sanctuary for its work with refugees, a title previously reserved for cities and schools.

Just recently, the founders of BTTC were nominated by local community groups and members of the public to be part of Brighton & Hove Buses’ Above & Beyond initiative, which celebrates people who have gone out of their way to make a positive impact on other people’s lives. Brighton & Hove and Metrobus Managing Director Martin Harris said: “Tim Holtam and Wen Wei are great examples of the tremendous, enduring difference two people can make to the lives of hundreds of other people. BTTC has shown that table tennis can be used as a powerful tool in engaging people of all ages and transforming lives”.

Over 1,500 people play in the club’s weekly sessions including those with learning disabilities, young people from the Brighton Travellers site, Looked After Children, people with physical disabilities, people from the LGBT community and young asylum seekers. The youngest player is 2. The oldest is 98.

BTTC has two teams in the Senior British TT League, eight teams in the Brighton League and many Junior teams playing in competitions. Members include medal winners in the UK Down’s Syndrome National Championship and a Gold medal winner at the 2017 World Championships for players with Down’s Syndrome. BTTC is a registered charity, number 1160103.

Once again, the application form is here.

Thank you for your support and good luck.

Signed: Simon Alldis – President July 2019-June 2020
and Linda Hodgson – President July 2020 – June 2021