Pa­tient helps to pick su­per­draw win­ners

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A HOSPICE pa­tient was hon­oured when he was asked to help se­lect the win­ners of a char­ity su­per­draw.

South Bucks Hospice pa­tient Mal­colm Fisher was de­lighted to be asked to press the but­ton to start the an­nual Hospice Lot­tery Part­ner­ship Christ­mas Su­per­draw on Tues­day, Jan­uary 19 at South Bucks Hospice.

The Hospice Lot­tery Part­ner­ship (HLP) raises funds for six lo­cal hospices in­clud­ing the Florence Nightin­gale Hospice Char­ity, Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care, The Hospice of St Fran­cis, South Bucks Hospice and Michael So­bell Hospice.

Five lucky win­ners were drawn with the top prize of £5,000, do­nated by DOCTORnow, be­ing won by Mrs Fitzger­ald from Ruis­lip.

The win­ner used vol­un­teer at one of

to the part­ner hospice shops and is hop­ing to re­turn shortly.

She said “I joined the lot­tery be­cause it is a fan­tas­tic way to help raise valu­able funds for lo­cal hospices, I never ex­pected to win and was de­lighted to re­ceive the call – I still can’t be­lieve it.”

Af­ter the ini­tial shock had worn off, Mrs Fitzger­ald said she hopes to go on a hol­i­day to the Ca­naries to find some win­ter sun and also treat her two sons.

Strongly sup­ported by many peo­ple in the lo­cal com­mu­nity, the Su­per­draw raised £49,158, mean­ing the real win­ners are the lo­cal pa­tients at each of our six mem­ber hospices.

This money, which is ad­di­tional to the weekly draw, could fund the salary of a spe­cial­ist hospice nurse for 18 months.

HLP has in to­tal, given its part­ners more than £8m since it was formed in 1997.

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