Dream trip for Bluebell Wood lottery winner

Bessacar woman Sheila Martin is about to take the trip of her dreams, thanks to a win in the Bluebell Wood lottery.

Sheila (70), who has scooped the £1000 jackpot in the weekly draw run by South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice, is planning a cruise around Britain, visiting all the places she’s always wanted to see but not been able to, up until now.

Sheila has been playing the lottery since it was first launched by the charity that cares for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. She has won two prizes of £10 and one of £50 in the past, but was amazed when she heard she’d won £1000.

Sheila said: “I’ve always dreamed of taking a trip all round Britain but this windfall means I can go ahead and book it now. I would encourage everyone to play the Bluebell Wood lottery because it’s a very worthwhile cause. You’re helping families in desperate need, at difficult times in their lives, and you get the chance to win a prize”.

With all profits from the lottery used to support families facing the toughest of times across the region, the weekly draw costs £1 to enter. There are £1,200 worth of prizes to be won each week including a first prize of £1,000 and £50 and £10 prizes. The draw also gives ticket holders the chance to win a rollover prize of up to £5,200.

It costs over £4 million a year for Bluebell Wood to keep its doors open and around 90% of these funds have to be raised through community and corporate fundraising, with 10% coming from government sources.

To have a chance of winning the £1000 lottery prize, please visit your nearest Bluebell Wood shop or enter online here.

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