Sunday 22 July 2018

Here’s how you can help the Irish Red Cross this Friday- and be in with a chance of winning €174m

Not many of us relish the thought of doing paperwork. It can be a dreary task that seems to take up a lot of time that could be spent doing a myriad of other things.

When you’re a volunteer for the Irish Red Cross’ ambulance service, time spent on paperwork is a lot more precious. Currently, the 2,000 uniformed volunteers conduct reporting using traditional paper-based methods. Although this paperwork is vital to the service they provide, it also takes up time that could otherwise be spent on call.

This is why the Irish Red Cross, as part of a major new partnership, have launched an initiative to give all of their 130 ambulances a digital makeover. All paper-based administration will now be digitised on tablets, allowing the crew to save 1.5 hours a day. Over a year, that amounts to a whopping 71,175 personnel hours.

Tony Lawlor, National Director of the Irish Red Cross, announced the new project on Wednesday.

"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 said.

Lottoland have partnered with the Irish Red Cross as their charity for 2018 and to launch this major new CSR commitment, Lottoland will be donating 100% of the sales proceeds from Friday night’s huge EuroMillions rollover draw, worth a mind-blowing €174 million, a record amount if won by someone in Ireland. With every single cent spent being donated and a big public response expected, they anticipate much of the €50,000 needed for this game-changing initiative can be raised this week.

Graham Ross, Lottoland’s Irish Country Manager, says this is the first full-scale partnership they have entered into with a major Irish charity and speaks of how much they have learnt about what the Irish Red Cross does for the community.

“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 says, adding, “In working together to plan the partnership projects, we’ve already learned so much about the incredible work they do, particularly their huge volunteer base who give their time so selflessly for those less fortunate.”

For EuroMillions players, this unique crowd-sourcing initiative allows them to donate to a vital care-giving service whilst also being in with a chance to take home a windfall of their own, and Ross is hopeful the public will get on board with this important initiative.

“As a disruptive digital technology company with innovation in its DNA, we are particularly excited to be working to generate funds for the digitisation of the ambulance fleet. Now we just hope that the Irish public at large support the partnership by digging deep and generating a massive donation via our truly unique EuroMillions Rollover draw on and the Lottoland App this Friday,” he says.

The Irish Red Cross was founded in 1939. It is a part of the global Red Cross organisation, delivering vital medical care throughout Ireland and abroad. Their ambulance fleets provide a vital service to public events, like concerts and large-scale sporting matches, and is powered entirely by volunteers. By going digital with their administration, these volunteers will be better equipped to provide their life-saving work. The Irish Red Cross’ work extends beyond our shores, and they also run a restoring links programme whereby they provide significant assistance resettling Syrian refugees in Ireland.

This ambitious charity project is indicative of Lottoland’s pioneering attitude. Since launching in 2013 they have grown to become a world leader in online lottery betting, offering players the chance to win across 30+ global lotteries.

Lottoland’s charitable donation ensures that player’s bets will go directly to an incredible cause, an initiative that really is a win-win for everyone involved.

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