Author: Steve Gillies


A few days after I published this article we had a rush of new members and by Fri 26th Apr had achieved our goal of 400 members in half the time we had planned. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Darvel Lottery.

The Darvel Lottery launched at noon on the 8th Nov 2018. The first purchase was made at 3:30pm the same day. Nearly 6 months later we have 380 registered and paying members producing £1,900 per month. To date we have raised over £7,000 directly and an additional £700 from sponsors and local benefactors.

Most of the members are from Darvel, Priestland and the surrounding area but we also have members from Newmilns, Galston, Hurlford, Kilmarnock, Glasgow, Irvine, Dumfries, Nottingham, London and Australia. Thanks to their generosity we have been able to provide funds to local good causes. We will release additional funds in late May 2019.

Our original target was 400 members (hence, the moniker Darvel400) and we are agonisingly close to achieving it. However, we don’t intend to stop there. Once 400 is achieved we will aim for 500 members.

Our motto is ‘small changes, big results’. We hope that the funds raised will help us improve our community and where we live by making small changes that achieve significant results. If you would like to become a member of the Darvel Lottery and help us achieve our aims go to and complete a short simple form.

We’d like to thank everyone who has joined and supported the lottery top date and look forward to new members over the next 6 months.

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