A NEW lottery is launching in Warrington giving players the chance to win £1,000 – and help culture, arts and heritage in the borough.

The Culture Warrington Lotto Superdraw gives people the chance to pay a little over £1 a week to be in with a chance of winning while also making a difference to the work carried out across communities in Warrington.

St Rocco's and Warrington Wolves are among organisations offering similar deals.

Culture Warrington runs Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington Museum and the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.

Donations received via the new lottery will support this work by buying materials and services to help preserve artefacts and continue work with the next generation.

For example, £10 will buy enough materials to deliver a free craft session with families, or buy enough acid-free tissue paper to wrap 100 valuable objects. In addition, £20 will buy enough paints and brushes to deliver a free art class, while £30 gives us 30 minutes of a conservator’s time to clean a painting, repair a frame, or fix a piece of taxidermy.

Andrea Morley, fundraising and sponsorship officer, said: “We’re really thrilled to be launching this new initiative that not only gives people the chance to win fantastic cash prizes, but also helps us make a real impact in the community.

“Our classes, events, workshops and exhibitions are always a hit with residents, so this financial support will help us continue this work for years to come.

“We would also like to say a special thanks to Everton in the Community, who have supported us throughout the process.”

For each £1 that is received, 60 pence will be donated straight to Culture Warrington Charitable Trust, 25 pence goes towards winners’ prizes, and the remaining 15 pence is spent on administration costs.

In comparison, The National Lottery spends 28 per cent of income on good causes, while The Postcode Lottery spends 32 per cent.

For more visit lottosuperdraw.org/culturewarrington/.