The strength of the Hospice Lotteries Association lies in the expertise and experiences of its members.

Lotteries started to become a popular method of fundraising during the late 1990s. Hospices operate within defined geographical boundaries meaning, with the exception of the overlap of adult and children’s services, they do not tend to compete for the same customers. This led to hospice lottery managers forming regional support meetings with the intention of sharing ideas and best practices.

These meetings eventually coalesced in 2000 to become the Hospice Lotteries Association. The HLA was incorporated as a limited company on 10th September 2009.

The Board of Directors are lottery managers who give their time to the HLA on a voluntary basis.