Janet wins St Barnabas lottery top prize for second time

11th April 2023

Janet Wilson from Lincoln has been fortunate enough to win the top prize of £1,000 in the weekly St Barnabas lottery for a second time in four years!

She started playing the charity’s lottery after the death of her husband Trevor, who received end of life care in the St Barnabas Inpatient Unit in Lincoln for two weeks until his death in May 2017. He had been battling prostate cancer for three years after his shock diagnosis in 2014 at the age of 56.Woman in pink top and man in red jumper smiling

Trevor was a well-respected electronics engineer, who spent time in the USA for his work and designed many components in the medical equipment that was used in his care.

Janet says: “Trev was the loveliest of husbands and a devoted father to our children Hannah and Joe. He had a great sense of humour, was universally liked, respected and loved by all his family. He loved fishing and walking our dogs, something he truly missed as his health got worse.

“The care he received from St Barnabas in the Hospice was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The staff were so kind and understanding with everyone, not just him, but the whole family.

“We could visit with no restrictions and even our dogs Arthur and Alfred went to see him, Trev was so happy with that! I know it would not have been possible in a hospital setting.

“We were all there the day before he passed away, it was a very precious time. Whilst he was being cared for at the Hospice it gave me space to be with him without the difficult and time-consuming task of caring for him, so this time was very special.

“After he died, I attended group counselling sessions through St Barnabas which has really helped with me cope with this tremendous grief.

“My family and I will always be grateful to St Barnabas Hospice for their help and kindness. They made an unbearable situation as bearable as it could be and I will always support them.”

Trevor in the garden

Janet was elated with her first £1,000 win in 2019 and split the ‘grand’ prize between her two children. She is planning to do the same again this time, with Joe saving up for a house and Hannah expecting her first child in August – Janet’s first grandchild.

To be in with a chance to win big, just like Janet, sign up for the lottery via our website: https://stbarnabashospice.co.uk/lottery/

Winners are drawn every Friday and you will be automatically notified if you win so you do not need to do anything to claim your prize.

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