A St Catherine’s supporter who won £100 in the hospice’s lottery has used the prize to treat her family to a nice meal, as they took time to remember their beloved brother, uncle and son who was cared for by our charity.
Sharon Johnson, 56, joined the weekly lottery to help St Catherine’s when she realised income was hit during the pandemic, and says it’s a good way to give a regular donation.
“St Catherine’s is such a special place,” she said. “We usually donate our loose change collection and visit The Mill café, and support Light Up A Life in memory of my brother Steven Williams.
“During lockdown I wanted to do something else to give back because I know how much fundraising was affected with the café and shops being closed and events cancelled.
“I saw the good work the hospice does when Steven was looked after there five years ago; it was an incredibly sad time, but he felt fortunate to be in such a lovely place for the end of his life. The nurses are so caring and compassionate and give such personal care and support.”
Sharon, a mum-of-two who lives in Wigan and works as a quality performance officer for the council, added: “I didn’t join the lottery to win anything but it was a lovely surprise when I heard I’d won £100. St Catherine’s is all about family so I decided to pay for a nice Chinese meal for our family to come together with my mum and dad and remember Steven.”
- It costs just £1 a week to play the hospice lottery, and there are weekly cash prizes available including a £2,000 jackpot and a rollover which can reach more than £5,000. It’s a way to make a regular donation to our charity, which helps us to budget for the future when other income and fundraising streams are unpredictable. To join, please click here or call 01772 629171.
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