Published on: Monday 18 Apr 2016 at 11:33
Lucky St Clare supporters collect their prizes
A cheque for £3,000 was presented to the winner of St Clare Hospice’s 26th annual Spring Raffle. The giant cheque was presented to Margaret Goldup whose ticket was drawn by our Finance Director, Riyad Islam, at the hospice on March 31.
Mrs Goldup, from Waltham Abbey, said: “I was shocked and delighted when I received the phone call to say I had won. St Clare is a fantastic local charity and I was privileged to support them by purchasing the raffle tickets. I know what great work they do in our community.”
“I have been a regular St Clare Lottery player for the past few years and always enter the Spring Raffle but never dreamed I would win a big amount. I received the phone call the day before April Fool’s Day and was convinced it was a practical joke!”
Mrs Goldup is planning to spend the lucky windfall on treating her grandchildren and putting the rest of the money into savings for a rainy day.
The other Spring Raffle winners were:
- 2nd Prize 50in TV – Trevor Search from Hatfield Heath
- 3rd Prize 15in laptop – Susan Whitaker from Church Langley
Over 26 thousand tickets were sold for the Spring Raffle, contributing more than £27,000 to St Clare – helping to fund the compassionate care and support it provides free of charge to local people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones.
St Clare Lottery Manager, Caz Lakey, said: “Since 1990 we have cared for thousands of local people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. But with more people than ever in need of our care, we know that demand for our services will continue to increase year on year.”
“We can only continue to help local families with the support of our community. So we really are grateful to every single person who bought a raffle ticket, helping us raise vital income so we can be there for all those who need us, now and in the years to come.”
If you missed out on winning the St Clare Spring Raffle this year, why not sign up for a chance to win the weekly St Clare lottery? For just £1 entry you could be in with a chance of winning one of 24 cash prizes, including a rollover of up to £10,000.
To sign-up for the St Clare Lottery online click here.
For more information about playing the Lottery, email the St Clare Lottery Team at [email protected] or call 01279 773730.