“I never win anything, so was very surprised by this news”

8th March 2022

The St Barnabas Hospice raffle runs twice each year, giving supporters the chance to win big whilst raising much-needed funds for hospice care in Lincolnshire. Last year, Mike Rose won an amazing £2,021 after purchasing just £10 worth of raffle tickets.

Mike said, “I kept getting an unknown number on my mobile which I ignored, but when I played back the voice message, I realised that something was up! I never win anything, so was very surprised by this news.

“St Barnabas Hospice is such a wonderful establishment. My best friend, Dave, was cared for by their nurses after he was sadly diagnosed with bowel cancer.

“I met Dave through his brother, and we formed a life-long friendship. He was as strong as an ox, able to drink the rest of us under the table and a good footballer. He was a great traveller, getting on well with everyone who crossed his path.

“When he was diagnosed with bowel cancer, he kept me informed with a series of heartbreakingly sad but courageous emails as his condition worsened. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

“St Barnabas were there to help during troubling times, and I’m so grateful to everyone who was there for Dave during his final days.

“One of Dave’s final wishes was for his old friends to gather in his memory. We did this last October in Lincoln and it was a great success, although bittersweet.”

This winter, St Barnabas Hospice is running a raffle where supporters could be in with the chance of winning an incredible £2,022. Help nurses bring heart to the homes that need them the most by purchasing tickets, just like Mike did, from www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/lottery/raffle.

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