Over £13,000 raised in hospice Lottery Super Draw to support local patients and families

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Leading end-of-life care charity, Treetops Hospice, has raised over £13,000 from its annual Lottery Super Draw. Proceeds go towards providing nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families.

The top Super Draw prize money of £2,000 was won by Allison Wainwright from Ashby, Leicestershire. Allison, who ‘never expected to win’, has donated a portion of her winnings back to the hospice.

“Treetops Hospice at Home nurses helped care for my brother a few years ago. He had a brain tumour and was being cared for at his home in Chellaston. My brother died just before the pandemic, and we had a collection for Treetops at his funeral.

“When my dad passed away a couple of years ago, we had a collection for Treetops at his funeral as well.

“When the Super Draw pack landed on my doorstep, I used some money from some of the things I’d sold from my dad’s house to buy the tickets. I thought it was another way of giving back to the charity.

“It’s the second time I’ve played the Super Draw and I see it as giving a donation to the hospice.”

Claire D from Heanor won the second prize of £500, with her regular weekly Lottery number:

“I’ve never won anything until now, so I was a bit speechless. It was a nice surprise.

“I started playing the Treetops Lottery just after the pandemic as I knew the hospice had missed out on a bit of funding during this time.

“Both my children come to Treetops for bereavement counselling and many years ago my grandad came to Treetops for support during the day. My mum helped out in the hospice kitchen for a while too.

“I’d encourage anyone to play the Lottery because it puts funds back into the hospice where it’s needed.”

Rebecca Lee-Jones, Treetops Lottery Manager, said:

“Our huge thanks go to everyone who took part in this year’s Super Draw and helped us raise over £13,000 for the hospice. Thanks to you we can continue to care for even more local people in need.

“Proceeds from every Treetops Lottery ticket sold helps fund our vital services and makes a real difference to people living with a life-limiting illness.”

For further information about the Treetops Lottery, visit www.treetops.org.uk/treetopslottery

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Photo caption: Allison Wainwright, Treetops Super Draw Winner 2024 with Rebecca Lee-Jones, Treetops Lottery Manager

About Treetops Hospice

Treetops Hospice, the leading end-of-life care charity in Derby, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions, those who’ve been bereaved, and their families.

The charity provides support from diagnosis onwards for patients with conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart and respiratory conditions.

In 2023, we were very proud to celebrate 40 years of caring for people and their families in our local community. We achieved this amazing milestone thanks to our dedicated volunteers who help across the whole hospice and in our charity shops, our hard-working staff team, and our supporters, past and present.

Last year, our team of nurses provided almost 18,000 hours of care to terminally-ill patients during the night to give much-needed support.

Our team of bereavement counsellors provided over 4,200 counselling sessions – more than 1,200 of them to children and young people. Wellbeing team members provide valuable information and support to those who need it.

Treetops is doing all it can to continue to support those in most need and welcomes donations to ensure the future of the hospice and its services: www.treetopshospice.org.uk/donate

A counselling session for a bereaved child costs £34.50. An overnight Hospice at Home nursing shift for a patient at the end of life costs £108.

Treetops Hospice Trust, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS

0115 949 1264 | www.treetopshospice.org.uk

Registered Charity Number 519540

 

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