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The Leith Hill Musical Festival 50:50 Lottery

This private lottery is only open to supporters of the Festival, that is to say, singers in Festival choirs, independent singers in the Passion performance, or people closely associated with the running of the Festival. The 50:50 Lottery is run by a sub-committee from Oxshott Choral Society, who maintain the register of participants, supervise the three annual draws, and account for the money raised to the main LHMF committee. The sub-committee is currently comprised of Chairman (Sue Rees), Secretary (Jenny Major) and Treasurer (Geoff Whiffen).

The draws are held at the LHMF AGM, usually the first Friday in October, at Oxshott's Christmas concert, normally held at Christmas, and at the Festival competition in April (usually). Up to ten prizes are awarded, with a first prize of £100.

The stake for each draw is £4, and it is expected that participants subscribe for all three draws, or at least the draws remaining in the year. The preferred method of payment is by annual Standing Order, which should be timed to reach the 50:50 bank account on August 15th. The Standing Order mandate, part of the application form, must be with the committee by August 1st to allow time for registration and for the form to then be forwarded to your bank for activation. Please be sure to provide the full postal address for your bank. We also accept cash, and cheques made out to "LHMF 50:50".

From the stake money, 50% is re-distributed as prizes, and 50% is contributed to the general funds of the Festival. Don't you think that it's an amazing coincidence that it's called the "50:50" Lottery? From 2015, it's going to be re-branded as the "50:50:50" Lottery - 50% in prizes, 50% to the Festival, and 50% to the Committee. As they say, there are three sorts of accountant - those that can add up, and those that can't!

In 2014, the lottery raised £964 for Festival funds.

50:50 Application Form

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