There’s a double cause for celebration after supporter John Bryan was the first winner of the new St Luke’s Lottery Rollover prize.
John, of Nether Edge, won more than £13,000 in the new-look weekly lottery, which relaunched just a few weeks ago.
And he has chosen to celebrate his good fortune by sharing his win with his two favourite good causes – St Luke’s and Cavendish Cancer Care.
“I was amazed to learn I’d won the St Luke’s Lottery, and such a big amount – it was a fantastic surprise,” John admitted.
“It felt right to return the winnings in support of two charities that are both very close to my heart for their work with families affected by cancer and terminal illness – Cavendish Cancer Care and St Luke’s itself. These charities are real Sheffield gems, each playing a vital role in our community. We are so lucky to have them.”
“So I’ve split the prize and sent them both a cheque! I am delighted that my good luck can help so many others in need.”
Our Chief Executive Peter Hartland commented: “St Luke’s Lottery raises vital funds for our charity, and it is great to celebrate with our winners, like John.
“But this also feels like a double win for the patients and families at St Luke’s, and we thank John as well as all the many other people who play the lottery each week.”
Chris Farrell, Chief Executive of Cavendish Cancer Care, said: “As a local independent charity we depend on the generosity of the community we support to keep our doors open for the next person who needs us.
“John’s fantastic donation will allow us to provide a complete package of support for over 50 local families.”
It still costs just £1 to play our Lottery and the chances of winning are much higher than other lotteries, with one in three players bagging a prize each year.
Joining is easier than ever and can be done online by visiting www.stlukeslotterysheffield.org.uk - paying either by direct debit or credit card - or by completing the form in the St Luke’s lottery leaflet available in all our shops across the city, at ours main reception in Little Common Lane and at many other venues in the city centre.
Once you’ve joined there’s nothing else to do. If you’re in credit, you’re in the draw and if you win, your cheque’s in the post.