Lotto Winners Buy Presents For Children In Hospital

Tis the season to be jolly and spread the Christmas cheer, and this is exactly what a group of lottery winners are doing. They recently got together and delivered stacks of presents to children in at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

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The joy of Christmas

These big-hearted group of lucky lottery winners had children beaming with excitement as they received giant advent calendars, sensory toys and gifts for Christmas.

Sharon Mather, from Bowdon, who won £12.4m in 2010, said:

“I always love this time of the year, charity is very close to my heart and it is wonderful getting together with lots of the other winners from across the region to help to spread some festive cheer.
“There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the beautiful big smiles on the faces of the children when they receive their Christmas gifts.”

A lotto winner who experienced the amazing feeling of winning £2.5m in 2004, Ben Woods, said, “Christmas is a time for giving and it is always lovely to visit hospitals and charities which have also benefitted from National Lottery Good Cause funding and to spread a little more festive cheer among the staff and patients. It is my favourite time of the year and it is wonderful to be a position to be able to donate that little bit extra to such worthy causes.”

Clare White, Chief Executive of Alder Hey Children’s Charity said:
“It was lovely to welcome the National Lottery winners to Alder Hey today. Christmas is a very special time for our patients, families and staff and this was a wonderful way to kick start the celebrations. We are grateful to them for their generous gifts and support.”

Other lottery winners who ticked off Santa wish lists were:

  • Ruth Breen, from Wigan. She won £1m on the lottery.
  • George and Beryl Keates, from Southport won £3.5m in 2012.
  • Denise and Robert Scarr, from Morecambe, who won £6.3m in April this year.
  • Emma and Karl Dunkley, who won £6.5m in 2009; Debbie Mather, from Chorley, who won £5.1m in 2005
  • Sean and Mel Lloyd, from Ashton-under-Lyne, who won £1.8m in January 2015.

Helen Thompson, Head of Midwifery and Nursing at University Hospital, Manchester said:

“I’d like to say a huge thanks to all of the National Lottery winners for their incredibly generous donation. It can be really hard for young patients spending time in hospital during the festive season which is why this donation will make a real difference in those staying on the Starlight ward this December.

“These gifts will help to keep a smile on the children’s faces and keep Christmas magical for many who may be away from home at this time of year.”

Thankfully, not all lottery winner stories are about drugs, bailing their ex out of jail, and of course losing their once in a lifetime winning lottery ticket. It’s good to see, that some lottery winners have their hearts in the right place, their heads screwed on properly like the ones we have just read about.

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Posted by Edmore (11/12/2015)

This is wonderful,very soon i will be able to bring smiles to many in my Country also..

Posted by Emmanuel (11/12/2015)

A heart full of charity is a heart of success. thanks to all your kind donations lottery winners for putting smiles on the future leaders of tomorrow faces

Posted by Ying Kwong (11/12/2015)

Win and donate, very nice. It's even better if one can donate and win : )

Posted by IWw0Ut- (12/12/2015)

This is the real spirit of giving.....nice work guys!

Posted by Krishnan (12/12/2015)

This is indeed a noble gesture !

Posted by IWw0Ut- (13/12/2015)

It is more rewarding emotionally to give than it is to receive!

Posted by IWw0Ut- (14/12/2015)

'' it is in giving that we receive... "

Posted by Krishnan (14/12/2015)

Benevolence should come as a corollary to lottery winnings !

Posted by ZqTd (15/12/2015)

Always great to hear that there is lots of goodness that is spread over the festive season!

Posted by QXE (16/12/2015)

Wonderful gesture indeed, now imagine if everyone was wired this way, the world would really be a better place to live in.

Posted by Ricardo (17/12/2015)

Xmas is always for sharing and whats a nice way to share your winning specially if it is a jackpot .

Posted by Zeljko (24/12/2015)

It's very nice to make children smile.....

Posted by Leyla (28/12/2015)

Very nice.

Posted by Ritwick (7/01/2016)

People can say that they can afford to do charity but it's not like that. Only those people who have a heart will help others, whether rich or not.

Posted by Jose Manuel (11/01/2016)

most of the winnings from lotteries should be channeled back to the community most especially children soon i will be able to do the same in my country *smiles*

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