Meet our Willen Hospice Winter Draw winner,100 year old Joan! We visited Joan at her home in Two Mile Ash to present her with her £3000 winnings.
Our Winter Draw ran from October to February and entries, costing just £1 were popular as Christmas gift last year. It’s an incredible way to support Willen Hospice and be in with a chance of treating yourself or your family too.
We need to raise £5.9 million every year and thanks to your support we can be there to provide compassionate care, free of charge, to local people affect by a life-limiting illnesses or in need of end of life care.
By playing our 2023 Winter Draw, you have helped to raise over £28,000 for Willen Hospice, with £18,399 in ticket sales and an amazing £9,740.99 in additional donations.
We had a lovely chat with Joan during our visit and asked her how it felt to be a winner? “It was absolutely wonderful. I never even dreamt I would win. I’d even forgotten all about the draw, so it was even more surprise.”
Joan went on to tell us what prompted her to enter. “I have the Friends of Willen magazine, which I find very interesting, and that’s where the tickets came from.”
We launched our Winter Draw in our Autumn/Winter Friends of Willen Supporter Magazine in October. The Magazine is published twice a year and is a great way to settle down and take time out to read all the latest news from the Hospice and find the many ways you can continue to support us over the coming months.
Sign up for our newsletter here. or read our latest digital copy here.
How’s Joan spending her winnings? “Well, I’m going to give £500 to Willen. The other money. I will probably treat my family.”
Congratulations Joan and make sure you treat yourself too!
Keep an eye out for our Summer Draw which launches in April or buy weekly lottery tickets here.
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.
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