Super gift just in time for Christmas!
By sophia1980 | Friday, December 21, 2012, 11:08
One Long Ashton resident is
Patricia Preston & St Peter's Hospice CEO Simon Caraffi
looking forward to a Merry Christmas after winning £5000 on a local charity
Patricia Preston, 72, won
the top prize on the St Peter's Hospice annual SuperDraw after buying several
of the £1 tickets for herself and her family.
The prize comes at a
much-needed time for mother-of-three Patricia who has gone through a
challenging and distressing few years after losing her husband 18 months ago to
Cancer. Patricia's daughter has also just been made redundant, making the
windfall even more special.
Patricia said: "I'm
completely shocked to have won the prize. I only take part to be able to
support St Peter's Hospice and now they're supporting me; it's absolutely
"Scott from the hospice gave
me a call to let me know I'd won, while I was sat watching telly with my
friend. She wondered what was going on when I started screaming down the phone!
At first I thought it was just another PPI call but luckily I didn't hang up as
it was a much nicer call!
"The money has come at a
great time, just before Christmas. It also means I will be able to help my
daughter out now that she has been made redundant. There are some jobs we can
do around her house and I'll be able to treat the whole family to some nice
Patricia's daughter said:
"When I heard Mum had won the prize draw I was over the moon for her because I
have had the privilege of growing up with both my parents devoting their lives
to looking after others. Mum has spent the last few years supporting and
looking after my beloved dad and still through all of her grief, she
still continues to think about others, so this reward for her is lovely."
The St Peter's Hospice annual
SuperDraw costs £1 per ticket and raises vital funds every year for the
As well as the first prize
of £5000 there is also a second prize of £1000 and a third prize of a hotel
break for two.
St Peter's Hospice lottery
administrator Scott Hammond said: "Congratulations to Patricia our 2012 first
prize winner! She is a lovely lady and so well deserving, we're thrilled to
have made her Christmas.
"The SuperDraw is always
really popular as the odds are great, it's cheap and fun to enter and people
are pleased to be supporting a good cause at the same time. This year we sold over
20,000 tickets raising a fantastic total of £25,000 for the hospice.
"This is enough money to
provide 15 patients 24-hour Hospice at Home care."
St Peter's Hospice is Bristol's only adult hospice.
Services are provided free of charge, but the NHS contribute just 22% of the
£6.5 million needed to run the hospice yearly, meaning support from the public
the hospice cared for 2,675 patients and supported over 6,000 family members
continued: "I try to support the hospice as much as possible as I know what
fantastic work they do. The nurses and carers offer such hope, support and
reassurance during terrible times. I will be continuing to support the cause
for as long as I can."
SuperDraw is now over for another year but the St Peter's Hospice Local Lotto
is still running with a monthly draw and a top rollover prize of £5000.
out more visit www.stpetershospice.org.uk/lotto or give
Scott a call on 0117 915 9307.