Pictured above: Pete and Mary Welbourne receive their cheque from Debbie Watson, Assistant Lottery Manage for St Barnabas Hospice
Pete and Mary Welbourne, who have won the first prize of £5000, have given £500 back to the charity
Every year St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice runs a bumper Christmas raffle with cash prizes totalling £6,000. Pete and Mary Welbourne scooped the first prize of £5,000 and had no hesitation in donating £500 back to the charity.
Pete, who lives in Navenby in Lincoln, could not believe his luck when he received the phone call about his win.
“Debbie from St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice rang to tell me I had won £5,000” explained Pete. “I was completely shocked, I didn’t know what to say, for the first time in my life I was left speechless.”
“I have been buying raffle tickets for years and never dreamt I’d win, I just buy the tickets in support of the wonderful work the charity does. I have seen first hand how invaluable St Barnabas are when they cared for my neighbour. I like to help the charity in any way I can” explained Pete.
The cheque was presented to Pete and Mary by Debbie Watson, Assistant Lottery Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. When asked how Pete would spend his winnings, he explained: “I have been suffering with my hearing since contracting a viral infection last year, I may use some of this money to buy the hearing aids I need, which will really make a big difference to my day-to-day life.”
Debbie Watson concludes: “We are so grateful for the generous donation of £500 from Pete and Mary Welbourne. It is because of wonderful support such as this that we are able to continue to provide specialist palliative care throughout the county.”
The winning numbers from the festive draw:
1ST PRIZE £5000 030794 NAVENBY
2ND PRIZE £500 277091 GRANTHAM
3RD PRIZES £50 011714 LINCOLN
£50 167702 WOODHALL SPA
£50 071039 NETTLEHAM
£50 272578 GAINSBOROUGH
£50 242702 SPALDING
£50 091367 CHERRY WILLINGHAM
£50 277589 SPILSBY
£50 225110 GAXTON LE MARSH
£50 124601 FISKERTON
£50 258560 BOURNE