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Two tickets, one happy winner

A Romford pensioner is smiling after picking up the £1,000 first prize in a local weekly lottery.
Stanley Meekcoms (2) (cropped)
87 year-old Stanley Meekcoms signed up for two tickets for him and his wife Doreen in the Saint Francis Hospice weekly lottery.

"Our next door neighbour was cared for by the hospice about seven years ago" said 86 year-old Doreen who has been married to Stanley for more than 60 years.

Stanley Meekcoms no chq (2)
Stanley, a former buyer for the drinks department at Sainsbury's Head Office in London, said he expected to use the money he won treating his family. With three children, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren there will be plenty of family to help him celebrate!

David Holmes, Head of Individual Giving at Saint Francis Hospice said: "Thanks to our regular players like Stanley 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 of £3,000 in the draw to be made on June 17th.

Last year a lucky woman from Brentwood won £24,500 on our rollover! You can sign up to the hospice lottery online or call 01708 771433."