Playing in memory of grandad

A housewife from Hornchurch struck lucky recently when she scooped the first prize on a local lottery.
47-year-old Tracey Bussey, who is married with two teenage daughters, won £1,000 in the  Saint Francis Hospice weekly lottery draw made on 27th February.

"My grandad was in the hospice about 18 years ago first as a day therapy patient and later in the inpatient unit. My nan still has some small craft items he made during his time at the hospice including a woven basket and they are lovely momentos" said Tracey.

"We used to go up and visit him when he was in the inpatient ward and it was always lovely. We were very pleased with the care the hospice gave him so I was very happy to play their lottery to support their work. I'm going to treat my daughters now that I've won" added Tracey.

David Holmes, Head of Individual Giving at Saint Francis Hospice said: "Thanks to our regular players like Tracey the 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 that can rise to £25,000. A few weeks ago a lucky woman from Brentwood won £24,500! You can sign up to the hospice lottery online at or call 01708 771433.

To learn more about Saint Francis Hospice and how you can support the charity visit or call 01708 753319.

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£1,000 winner Tracey Bussey