Hospiscare Lottery top prize scooped by Budleigh Salterton man

PUBLISHED: 14:36 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:00 10 June 2010

A BUDLEIGH Salterton man has scooped the top prize of £1,000 in the Hospiscare Lottery and selflessly given part of his winnings back to the charity in memory of his wife.

A BUDLEIGH Salterton man has scooped the top prize of £1,000 in the Hospiscare Lottery and selflessly given part of his winnings back to the charity in memory of his wife.

Former chocolate shop owner Graham Harris, who has lived in Budleigh for 20 years, gave £250 of his prize money back to Hospiscare.

The rest of his prize will be spent visiting his daughter and grandchildren in France.

Mr Harris said: "When my wife died at the hospice in 2001, Hospiscare was brilliant, so I am pleased to give £250 back to the charity.

"Playing the lottery is an excellent way to support the hospice."

The Hospiscare Lottery raises more than £250,000 every year.

The charity cares for people with terminal illness in their own homes, giving specialist nursing care as well as emotional support.

More than 65p in every pound of the Hospiscare Lottery goes straight to providing services to local people.

Budleigh Salterton has three dedicated Hospiscare nurses caring for patients in the community.

* The Hospiscare Lottery is drawn every Friday and you can play for £1 a week for a chance to win one of 40 cash prizes, with a top prize of one thousand pounds to be won every week. Anyone who signs up for a quarterly, half-yearly or annual standing order will receive a free cuddly elephant. More information on how to play is available from Hospiscare shops, by contacting the Hospiscare Lottery on (01392) 688025 or at www.hospiscare.co.uk .

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