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Nisa Local in Manor Way in Borehamwood raises £1.71million for National Lottery good causes
A shopkeeper is celebrating after raising a “fantastic” amount of money for good causes.
Nisa Local in Manor Way in Borehamwood has raised £1.71million for charities across the UK through selling lottery tickets to local people.
Owner Raj Raichura, who has worked at the convenience store for 20 years, said he was “overjoyed” to have been a part of raising so much money.
He added: “I am so proud my customers have raised so much money for national lottery good causes.
“I couldn’t believe the figure when my Camelot representative told me.
“It’s great news for our local area, as well as for communities across the UK. I'm very happy to have done my bit by selling tickets.
“I’ll definitely be talking to all of my customers about it.”
For each lottery ticket sold in the shop, 28 per cent of the cost goes to help charities and community organisations across the country that promote civic and social regeneration.
In recent months, money this money has gone to help Hertsmere projects like the new Elstree and Borehamwood museum, Breath Easy West Herts and Community Action Hertsmere.
To date, National Lottery players have raised more than £30billion, with more than 400,000 individual awards made across the UK – an average of 128 lottery grants for every postcode district.
Olympian and National Lottery ambassador, Sir Chris Hoy praised retailers like Mr Raichura for their “fantastic” contribution.
He said: “National Lottery funding is absolutely vital to a massive variety of projects.
“I know from my own experience the difference it’s made to sport in this country and that this funding touches communities across the nation.”
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