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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 2024 provides some interesting statistics and information, some of which is shown below:

  • Total value of prizes awarded is £32,409.
  • The highest number of prizes won by any single subscriber is 60.
  • The highest total value of prizes won by any single subscriber is £990.
  • The number of different subscribers who have won prizes is 242.
  • The largest number of subscriptions held by any one individual is 15.
  • There are 13 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 £57,349.18

April Prize Draw Results

The April prize draw was made in the Garden Room on Sunday 26th May. The winners are as follows:

PrizeAmountNumberWinner
First Prize£2583Mrs C Moore
Second Prize£20331Mr P Boast
Third Prize£1576Mr R Hennon
Fourth Prize£10269Mr & Mrs R Cork

May Prize Draw Results

The May prize draw was made in the Garden Room on Sunday 26th May. The winners are as follows:

PrizeAmountNumberWinner
First Prize£25288Mrs C Riches
Second Prize£20120Mrs L Dolby
Third Prize£15145Mr & Mrs A Iannelli
Fourth Prize£10114Mrs P B Young

Accounts for 2022-23

The Club accounts year, ending 31st March 2023, have been audited, signed off and reported to the Local Council as required by the Gambling Act. The results are:
Total income: £3,826
Prizes awarded: £1,5,10 (39%)
Expenses: £20
Parish Contribution: £2,296
Thank you to everybody who supported the 150 Club last year. With your support, the membership was increased to a record level, which resulted in turn in a record level of prizes awarded and record contribution to the parish. It is especially gratifying that, despite the current prevailing economic pressures, support for the 150 Club has been maintained and membership increased. We always have room for more members, and as people join our parish anew, we would love to welcome them as Club members. 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.

We now have an on-line application form available for use both by new joiners and existing members seeking to increase their membership. You can find the application form here.

Accounts for 2021-22

The Club accounts year, ending 31st March 2022, have been audited, signed off and reported to the Local Council as required by the Gambling Act. The results are:
Total income: £3,263
Prizes awarded: £1,270 (39%)
Expenses: £90.97
Parish Contribution: £1,902.03
Thank you to everybody who supported the 150 Club last year. As we recovered from the various Covid restrictions, the Club has come through well, with subscriptions increased over the pervious year. 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, and 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 submit the completed form electronically by email 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.

Alternatively, to make things quicker, we have an on-line application form you can use here.

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.

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.

The Committee

This year, 2022-2023, there have been some changes to the sub-committee that oversees the running of the 150 Club. With the change to our parish priest, Fr Paul Spellman takes over from Canon Mathew George as the new titular head of the sub-committee, which reports to the parish Finance Committee. Mrs Dorothy Casey continues in her role as Promoter which she has filled since March 2017 and Michael Long continues to act in the role of secretary/treasurer.

The Club auditor is Mr M Mayston, who has fulfilled this role for over 30 years, and to whom we remain very grateful for this service.

The Club is registered with the local authority under the Gambling Act 2005, the regulator which oversees the Club activities being Ipswich Borough Council. Any query in regard to the Club's operation should initially be directed to the Secretary - use the contact form here and select 150 Club from the drop down recipient selection list.

If necessary, the regulator can be contacted as follows quoting registration reference LA0105:

Ipswich Borough Council
Licensing & Enforcement
4th Floor, Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich
IP1 2DE
Telephone 01473 433075

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.