Sean's Lucky Number!

Sean's Lucky Number!

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The Sodexo employee lottery, Your Lucky Number, has been awarding weekly prizes to colleagues across the UK and Ireland since January 2018.

Over 4,000 Sodexo employees enter the prize draw every week for just £1, with an opportunity to win three prizes from a fund of £1,550.

On 23 March 2020 , Region Chair Sean Haley was randomly drawn for the top prize – winning a huge £1,200!

As a Stop Hunger trustee, Sean decided to donate his winnings to two different charities as a way of continuing his support, but also to help them through this difficult time as the third sector is placed under even more pressure to support those most at risk in society, owing to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Sean has donated the cash to the Springboard charity, and a holiday sports club at Hovingham Primary School in Leeds, where he recently volunteered.

Sean Haley and Stop Hunger volunteers

Pictured: Sean and other Stop Hunger volunteers at Hovingham Primary School in February 2020

In February 2020, Sean spent time at the school with Stop Hunger, volunteering his time to help register children, assist coaches, distribute lunches and assist with clearing up. Sean wanted to share his winnings to continue supporting their work with some of the most vulnerable children within the local community.

You can watch the video of Sean and others volunteering at the sports club below:

The second charity, Springboard, which aims to support individuals from all backgrounds into employment within the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. If you would like to find out more about Springboard, please click here.

For more information about Your Lucky Number and how you can take part, please visit the page here.

You can also donate to the Stop Hunger emergency relief fund – click here to make a donation. All funds raised via this link will go directly to Stop Hunger's charity partners, Trussell Trust and FareShare.


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