Here's how you can donate to the Irish Red Cross by entering tonight's €174m EuroMillions draw on Lottoland
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It should be them.
If ever an organisation deserved to get a lottery windfall, it's the Irish Red Cross. The charity organisation provides invaluable community services for the most vulnerable sections of society at home and abroad.
Now, its Irish fleet of ambulances is set to get a much-needed digital makeover after leading online lottery-betting company, Lottoland, confirmed that the Irish Red Cross was their chosen Irish charity partner for 2018. Lottoland will be donating all of the proceeds from this week's €174million EuroMillions rollover draw to the charity. They're looking to raise the €50,000 required to cover the ambulances project over the course of the partnership.
And you can do your bit to help. Lottoland is encouraging the public to enter this Friday's EuroMillions draw on Lottoland.ie if they want to chip in. Every cent you spend will go towards the charity and you could even win a few quid in the process!
Plus, you can do it from the comfort of your couch and enter the draw right up until the draw with Lottoland’s Last Minute Tickets feature.
The funds raised by this unique crowdsourcing promotion will go directly to the digitisation of the Irish Red Cross's 130 emergency ambulances. In simple terms, that means an end to paper-based administration work.
That will save each ambulance crew 1.5 hours per day and a whopping 61,000 hours a year.
The donation was welcomed by Irish Red Cross’ National Director of Units, Tony Lawlor.
"The new tablet devices will greatly enhance the ability of Irish Red Cross volunteers on local event ambulance cover nationwide to report on patient care securely and in real time," he explained. "Not only that but the devices will allow us record vehicle pre-event checks, log volunteer hours and confirm crew cover so this valuable sponsorship will really make a difference to the quality of event cover and reporting that the Irish Red Cross provides in future."
The Irish Red Cross has roughly 2,000 uniformed members who provide first aid services at major events throughout the country, as well as offering support in emergency situations.
Lottoland's Irish Country Manager Graham Ross said that the new partnership represented Lottoland's most ambitious charity project to date.
"We are delighted to be partnering with the Irish Red Cross, who do so much for medical care, the elderly and disaster relief at home and abroad," he said. "In working together to plan the partnership projects, we’ve learned so much about the incredible work they do, particularly their huge volunteer base who give their time so selflessly for those less fortunate."
"Dream Bigger, Better" this Friday with Lottoland, when 100% of sales proceeds from the huge €174million EuroMillions rollover jackpot will be donated to Irish Red Cross projects. And as a reward, you will get one free line for the Tuesday, 27 February, draw when you bet on two or more lines for tonight’s draw. To support a great cause, go to Lottoland.ie.
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