LUCKY Jackie Shanahan couldn’t believe her good fortune when she was told she’d won £25,000 in Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s weekly hospice draw.
The hospice helps people with life-limiting illnesses and their families across East Dorset.
Jackie signed up to the hospice lottery back in September 2022 and has been playing two numbers each week.
She said: “I joined the lottery as I wanted to give something back to the hospice following the amazing support and care that the Lymphoedema Clinic gave my sister before she died.
“They were brilliant and for that I’m so grateful.
“I never thought I would win anything when I signed up – I’m slightly in shock but extremely happy with my win!”
Tom Goodinge, director of fundraising at the Poole-based hospice, said: “We really appreciate the support that Jackie gives us and are so happy that one of our patient’s family members has won the rollover.
“The lottery offers weekly prizes totalling £5,200, as well as three Super Draws of £10,000 each year, and a rollover up to £25,000.
“The lottery is a fantastic way to support the charity, giving players the opportunity to win great prizes, for just £5 a month.
“This support ensures that the hospice has a sustainable source of income to plan into the future and to enable us to continue to provide outstanding end-of-life care to patients and their loved ones facing life-limiting illnesses across East Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Purbeck and West Hampshire.”
Anyone wishing to take part in the Lewis-Manning Lottery is urged to sign up at www.localhospicelottery.org/hospices/lewis-manning-hospice/
The hospice lottery is run by Local Hospice Lottery.