Winners' stories

Apart from helping us to raise more funds, a lottery entry gives you the chance of winning one of 30 guaranteed weekly prizes.

Grandmother from Lowton wins 

Jane Urbani won the top £1,000 prize in November 2014 and spent the money on treating her family.

The grandmother has been playing the weekly Hospice lottery since 2009 and will spend her winnings on her two grandchildren and her daughter who is getting married in 2016.

Jane said: "I can't win an argument so it was a lovely surprise to get the phone call out of the blue especially as it was first prize it was lovely - I've been on the phone telling everybody.

"It's fantastic to win but it's not just about the win, it's about giving to a good cause.


Betty celebrates her win

Betty from Winstanley won £1,000 in our Hospice Lottery.

Although Betty, 78, had never visited the Hospice she has been supported by our Hospice Nurse Specialist team who help hundreds of local people living with life-limiting illnesses every year.

Following a diagnosis of cancer Betty was regularly visited at her home by Hospice Nurse Specialist, Beverley Fairclough.

Betty was looking forward to treating her family - two daughters, two son-in-laws and four granddaughters - to a meal out with her lottery winnings.


Lottery Betty


 Lottery Joy for Joyce

A couple from Abram were celebrating after winning £1,000 in the Hospice's weekly lottery.

Joyce Brooks, 64, and Ernie Brooks, 70, won the top prize in the draw.

The couple each have two numbers entered in the Hospice lottery each week and Iceland worker Joyce was lucky enough to win.

She said: "When I picked up the letter I thought it was for a medical appointment so I didn't open it straight away.

"When I said I'd won Ernie didn't believe me until I showed him the letter."

Joyce has decided to give her winnings to Ernie who may need to pay for a back operation in the future.

He said: "If the specialist recommends it I'll go ahead with a back operation. Winning this has been brilliant and it couldn't have come at a better time."

 Lottery Joyce





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