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150 Club Hall of Fame

All the information regarding the parish 150 Club was transferred to a computer system in 1994, and records prior to that time are no longer available. Analysis of the computerised data to 31st March 2022 provides some interesting statistics and information, some of which is shown below:

  • Total value of prizes awarded is £29,309.
  • The highest number of prizes won by any single subscriber is 53.
  • The highest total value of prizes won by any single subscriber is £925.
  • The number of different subscribers who have won prizes is 229.
  • The largest number of subscriptions held by any one individual is 15.
  • There are 11 subscribers who hold a single number.
  • The highest number of prizes won by a subscriber holding a single number is 12.
  • The highest total value of prizes won by a subscriber with a single number is £240.
  • Total money contributed to Parish funds is £41,815.

April Prize Draw Results

The April prize draw was made in the Garden Room on Sunday 8th May. The winners are as follows:

PrizeAmountNumberWinner
First Prize£158Mrs C Sims
Second Prize£1031Mrs A Bardwell
Third Prize£5293Mr & Mrs M Geisel
Fourth Prize£5118Mr J Cleary

Accounts for 2020-21

The Club accounts year, ending 31st March 2021, have been audited, signed off and reported to the Local Council as required by the Gambling Act. The results are:

Total income: £2,773
Prizes awarded: £1,095 (39%)
Expenses: £20
Parish Contribution: £1,658

Thank you to everybody who supported the 150 Club last year, especially as, with Covid restrictions adversely affecting so much of our lives, subscriptions were maintained. However, we always have room for more members, so if you are not yet a member of the 150 Club, please do join and help support your parish through this venture - details can be found in this section. If you are already a member, please consider increasing your membership.

Accounts for 2019-2020

The Club accounts for year ending 31st March 2020, have been audited, signed off and reported to the Local Council as required by the Gambling Act. The results are:

Total income: £2,488
Prizes awarded: £970 (39%)
Expenses: £20
Parish Contribution: £1,498
The proceeds for 2019-20 were artificially inflated compared to last year by 4 unclaimed prizes and a donation from one prize winner.

Thank you to everybody who supported the Club last year and in the previous years past. We do need new subscribers to help boost the numbers which are once again down on previous years. If you are not a member, please do consider joining - details can be found in this section. If you are already a member, please consider increasing your membership.

150 Club Overview

The St Magdalens 150 Club was started in 1984 as a primary source of additional fundraising within the parish. Since that time, the Club has raised nearly £92,000, has given more than £38,000 in prizes and has contributed over £52,000 to the parish.

The Club is run by a sub-committee of the Parish Finance Committee. It is registered with Ipswich Borough Council under the Gambling Act 2005 (registration number LA/0105).

Subscriptions to the Club cost £1 per subscription per month, payable monthly, half yearly or annually as preferred by the subscriber. 12 monthly draws take place, usually on the last Sunday of each month, after the 10:00 a.m. mass with 4 cash prizes awarded each draw. 4 Quarterly draws take place in June, September, December and March when bonus prizes are drawn.

Membership Application Form

To join the 150 Club, please complete an application form and return it to the Club secretary either by posting the completed form through the presbytery letter box, or placing it in the collection plate at mass. Alternatively you can email the completed form electronically to [email protected] Application forms can be found in the entrance porch at the back of the church or you can download one by clicking here.

The form should be completed to give your name and address, the number of subscriptions you would like and the preferred payment method. We also ask for an email address to use for administrative purposes in correspondence about your subscription, and your bank details so any prizes you win can be paid direct to you.

If you elect to pay half yearly or annually, please send the money directly using internet banking to Santander account number 22753604, sort code 09-01-55 if possible. Alternatively, please send a cheque made payable to St Mary Magdalen 150 Club with the form, (£6 per number if paying half yearly, £12 per number if paying annually). You can hand deliver the form to the presbytery or post it to St Mary Magdalen 150 Club, 468 Norwich Road, Ipswich, IP1 6JS.

Should you elect to pay monthly, you can pay by standing order to the account detailed above or if you would rather pay in cash, then a set of special envelopes will be prepared for you detailing the amount to be paid and the due date, and you can simply deposit your monthly subscription payment in the envelope into the collection plate at Mass or post it through the Presbytery letter box.

Accounts for 2017-2018

The Club accounts for year ending 31st March 2018, have been audited, signed off and reported to the Local Council as required by the Gambling Act. The results are:

Total income: £2,676

Prizes awarded: £1,045 (39%)

Expenses: £20

Parish Contribution: £1,611

Thank you to everybody who supported the Club last year and in the previous years past. We do need new subscribers to help boost the numbers which are down on previous years. If you are not a member, please do consider joining - details can be found in this section. If you are already a member, please consider increasing your membership.

Previous Year's Winners

No records of prize winners is available for years prior to computerisation of the 150 Club records in 1994. A complete list of prize winners from then to date can be found below:

1994-1995 winners 1995-1996 winners 1996-1997 winners 1997-1998 winners1998-1999 winners 1999-2000 winners
2000-2001 winners 2001-2002 winners 2002-2003 winners 2003-2004 winners2004-2005 winners 2005-2006 winners
2006-2007 winners 2007-2008 winners 2008-2009 winners 2009-2010 winners2010-2011 winners 2011-2012 winners
2012-2013 winners 2013-2014 winners 2014-2015 winners 2015-2016 winners2016-2017 winners 2017-2018 winners
2018-2019 winners 2019-2020 winners 2020-2021 winners 2021-2022 winners

Membership

The Club year runs from April to March and we are just embarking on the the 2017-18 year - our 33rd year. Unfortunately, the membership level has fallen in recent years from a peak in 2011, and we are keen to increase membership levels again so that both contributions to the parish and the value of the prize fund increase.

If you are not a member of this fund raising venture, please do join - we need your support. You can apply using a form available at the rear of the church or by downloading the application from here. Return the form either to the presbytery, pop it in the collection plate at any Mass or email it to the 150 club secretary using the contact form.

Goodbye and Hello

This year, 2017-18, there have been some changes to the sub-committee that oversees the running of the 150 Club. Mrs Magdalen Jermy, who has been the promoter since 1995, has stepped down after her lengthy stint and we offer her our grateful thanks for her work supporting the Club during this period. We are also very grateful to Mrs Dorothy Casey who has taken on the role vacated by Magdalen and will act as promoter going forward. Michael Long continues to act in the role of secretary/treasurer and Fr Mathew George is the new titular head of the sub-committee, which reports to the parish Finance Committee.