Lot­tery win is tonic for para­medic Toni-ann

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A TRAINEE para­medic from Black­ley is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter win­ning the Peo­ple’s Post­code Lot­tery.

Toni-ann Thorpe, 37, from Up­ton Walk was pre­sented with a cheque for £30,000 af­ter her post­code was drawn to win the lot­tery’s ‘street prize’.

Toni-ann said: “I’m over the moon. It’s such a shock. I didn’t be­lieve it was real to be­gin with. It’s great that I’ll be able to pay off all of my bills and spoil my two daugh­ters. I’m a full-time stu­dent at the mo­ment, train­ing to be a para­medic, so I’m kept very busy, but I might try and find time to treat my­self to a hol­i­day too.”

Toni-ann joined Peo­ple’s Post­code Lot­tery pri­mar­ily to sup­port char­i­ties. She added: “It’s a great way to give money to char­ity be­cause it goes to a range of causes, which is why I orig­i­nally signed up – so win­ning is a bonus.”

Some of the money from tick­ets sales goes di­rectly to char­ity.

One char­ity that has re­ceived sup­port from Peo­ple’s Post­code Lot­tery is Manchester Refugee Sup­port Net­work, which was awarded £11,949 last year for a pro­ject to pro­mote healthy and ac­tive life­styles for young peo­ple from a refugee back­ground.

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