Lottery Winners Show Huge Generosity This Christmas
National Lottery winners have made dream comes true for a Blackpool-based hospice. They have been spreading the Christmas cheer!
Four National Lottery winners from Hull have generously helped make ballroom dancing dreams come true for a Blackpool-based hospice.
Couples’ Jill and Steve Walsh and Paul and Debbie Lawton, along with other lottery winners from across the UK, helped to arrange a festive afternoon. This included tea and ballroom dancing masterclass for more than 200 patients from Trinity Hospice.
With a combined wealth of £115m, the lottery winners helped to transform The Blackpool Tower Ballroom into a festive winter wonderland for the afternoon, serving tea and cakes to guests.
For many of the patients and carers at Trinity Hospice in Blackpool, dancing on the world famous Blackpool Tower floor, which has hosted Strictly Come Dancing, is on their dream wish list.
The Tower’s famous mighty Wurlitzer organ played throughout the afternoon. Guests learned the moves to the traditional Waltz and Rumba. They received help from professional ballroom dancers.
Yvonne Richardson, who receives day care at Trinity Hospice, said, “It has been the most amazing afternoon.
“Being amongst all the dancing on the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom floor has been better than I could have ever imagined.
Andrew Cunliffe, from Blackpool, won £1m on a National Lottery scratchcard in February 2016. He was one of the winners who helped to arrange the afternoon.
He added, “The hospice is a place which is very close to the hearts of both me and Natalie. It has been wonderful to see so many smiles on faces and everyone having such a wonderful afternoon.
“I have loved today so much…
“Hopefully we have all helped to create memories which will last a lifetime for all of these people.
“Winning the lottery gives you so much more than personal peace of mind…
“It also gives you the time to be able to spend doing things like this and helping to bring joy and happiness to so many people.”