We’ve recently partnered up with Charcot Marie Tooth UK, a charity aiming to provide support and assistance to those suffering with the condition.
Charcot Marie Tooth is a genetic condition that causes damage to the body’s peripheral nerves, which are responsible for passing on commands from the brain to the muscles, and sending information back to the brain about sensations like pain, heat, cold, and touch.
In the UK alone around 25,000 people are thought to have the condition, making it the most common inherited neurological condition.
As with any charity, donations make up a huge part of their funding – without these any charity would struggle. However, Charcot Marie Tooth UK has put a fun twist on the simple concept of fundraising with their weekly Weather Lottery concept.
How does the Charcot Marie Tooth Weather Lottery work?
The idea is simple – for just £1 a week you can secure your entry in the weekly draw for £25,000. You’ll then get sent a unique six digit number for each week. The six digit number drawn in the lottery is based on the last digit of the Fahrenheit temperature in six European destinations, as published in the Daily Mail each Monday.
To win a cash prize you must match at least three numbers in the right order, so for three matching numbers you’d win £2, £20 for four numbers, £250 for five numbers, and the jackpot £25,000 for matching six numbers.
Charcot Marie Tooth UK’s Chief Operating Officer, Karen Butcher says:
“Weather lottery funds support our helpline service, and our website – key parts of our support services.
“I think concepts like this are becoming more popular because it’s fundraising in a relatively painless way! Set up a direct debit for the equivalent of £1 per week, and forget about it! AND of course, there’s the opportunity of winning up to £25,000!”
Anyone can join, and as well as being in with the chance of winning the cash sum, you can feel good about the fact that your £1 entry is going to a good cause. If you’d like to join in the fun, you can sign up online or request a sign up form by ringing their head office on 01202 474203.
If you want more information about CMT UK and the vital work they do to support those suffering with the condition, or more details on the Weather Lottery, head over to their website.
You can support CMT UK for free through Savoo, too
In the meantime, you can also support CMT UK through Savoo and it won’t cost you a penny. Every time you use a discount code or offer of ours, we donate half of our commission to them if you’ve chosen to support them. On top of this, we’ll also donate a penny on your behalf for every search you make using our Microsoft-powered search engine. All you need to do is support CMT UK in our charity directory, and let the free donations begin!