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.
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.
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.