Winning on The Hospice Lottery really can be life-changing, and it’s a great feeling when a big prize goes to someone who has supported us for years and had a personal link to one of our partner hospices - like Summer Superdraw 2016 winner Mrs S, who won the first prize of £5,000. Mrs S joined The Hospice Lottery 14 years ago in memory of a close friend who was cared for by the Florence Nightingale Hospice in Aylesbury.
“When I went to visit my friend, I expected it to be the saddest place, but it wasn’t. The all-round care that she received, both clinical as well as emotional, was incredible. All the nurses treated my friend as an individual, not just a patient, right up to the end. The special care that she received meant so much to her and her husband.”
Speaking of her win, Mrs S said: “Winning the money is life-changing for us, with my husband being self-employed it has given us some security. He has a big birthday next year and we are planning a trip to Italy. We can now go away without feeling guilty.”