St Wilfrid’s Hospice lottery player wins Super Draw
The Local Hospice Lottery is an easy, fun and affordable way to support hospice work while being in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes each week.
It is a hospice-owned collaboration, set up to provide financial support to hospices across Great Britain. You can sign up to play the lottery in support of St Wilfrid’s Hospice from just £1 and we will receive between 55% and 80% of the profits. This money then goes towards the free care and support we provide across our catchment area.
As well as the weekly prizes, which can be up to £2,000, players are automatically entered into Super Draws, which take place every March, September and December. We were delighted to hear that a St Wilfrid’s Hospice player had won the £10,000 prize in September!
Stuart, an Uckfield resident, has been playing lotteries for St Wilfrid’s for nearly 10 years.
‘There was a fundraising stand in our local Tesco store. Although we didn’t know anyone who had been cared for by the hospice at the time, we were aware of its work and signed up without hesitation,’ Stuart told us when he visited the hospice to collect his cheque.
‘It’s not all about the winning – we play knowing that we’re supporting a charity. If we win any money that’s just a bonus,’ he continued.
‘Since we’ve been playing people close to us have needed the hospice’s support, including my mother,’ Stuart’s fiancé Jennie added.
‘Five years ago, she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and deteriorated quickly. During those six months she received support from the Community Team, which included a night sitter and some help during the day. We were also in touch with the 24/7 Nurse Line, which was incredibly helpful whenever we had any questions or needed further support.’
When Stuart first received a call sharing the news of his win, he thought he had been scammed.
‘I went to my bank the next day expecting to find all my money taken from my account. It wasn’t until we received the check that we could believe it,’ he said.
‘We’re both very pleased though and are going to be putting the money towards a caravan. And of course, we will continue to play the lottery to support St Wilfrid’s. We had never visited the hospice until today, so it’s a nice addition to be able to see where our money is going.’
Their lottery win isn’t the only excitement for Stuart and Jennie as they are also soon to be married! We wish them all the best in their future adventures together.
Over £2.2 million has been raised for St Wilfrid’s Hospice via Local Hospice Lottery since we started working together in April 2015. If you would like to join over 7,000 St Wilfrid’s Hospice players, click here to find out more.