Chesterfield woman Kerrie Waller has had a surprise windfall just by visiting her nearest Bluebell Wood charity shop.
Mother of two Kerrie (31) from Brimington is £1,000 better off after scooping the jackpot in the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice lottery. Buying her very first ticket at the charity’s Chesterfield shop on Packers Row, Kerrie was shocked when she got a call later telling her she’d won the top prize.
Kerrie said: “I go into the Bluebell Wood shop a lot because they’ve often got nice stuff in there, but I’d never played their lottery before. I bought the ticket without even knowing what the prizes were. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would win a thousand pounds. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when Kelly from Bluebell Wood called to tell me. This is the first time I’ve ever won anything like this.
“The money has come at a good time for us and we’re going to spend some of it on the house. I’m definitely going to carry on playing the Bluebell Wood lottery. It’s only a pound a time, it all goes to a fantastic cause and you never know, good luck could strike twice!”
To have a chance of winning the £1000 lottery prize, please visit your nearest Bluebell Wood shop or enter online at www.bluebellwood.org/lottery
Every penny raised for Bluebell Wood helps to support families across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire, who are facing the toughest of times. It costs over £4 million a year just for Bluebell Wood to keep its doors open to children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. Around 90% of these funds have to be raised through community and corporate fundraising, with 10% coming from government sources.