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Little things make all the difference and lead to big prize
A mum of two from Romford is celebrating after picking up the £1,000 first prize in a local weekly lottery.
42-year-old Nicola Moore signed up for the Saint Francis Hospice lottery after one of the hospice's ambassadors called at her door. "A bit later I bought a second number in the draw" said Nicola.
Buying two numbers seems to be the key to success at the moment after Stanley Meekcoms also from Romford picked up the first prize earlier this month after also subscribing to two numbers.
Nicola said she was pleased to be able to support the work of the hospice because staff there cared for her nan who had lung cancer and who died in 2012. Nurses from the Saint Francis Hospice at Home team were by her bedside at home in her final days. "They were fantastic," said Nicola.
"One night my nan was in pain and the nurse gave her moisturiser for her feet - it was little things like that that made all the difference," added Nicola.
David Holmes, Head of Individual Giving at Saint Francis Hospice said: "Thanks to our regular players like Nicola our lottery raises hundreds of thousands of pounds to help fund our nurses and doctors. Each number in the weekly Saint Francis Hospice lottery costs £1 and you can have up to 20 numbers. In addition to the guaranteed weekly first prize of £1,000, 10 lucky winners each get £10 and there is a rollover second prize of £4,000 in the draw to be made on July 1st. Last year a lucky woman from Brentwood won £24,500 on our rollover! You can sign up to the hospice lottery online at here or call 01708 771433."
Winner Nicola Moore