Falmouth Mum of two, Lowenna Collins, is celebrating this Easter having won the Cornwall Hospice Care lottery rollover of £5,400. She and her partner Kieran, with their two daughters, plan to treat family and friends and sort out their ageing car. Their celebrations come as the charity marks the first six months of a project aimed at explaining the work of Cornwall’s two adult hospices through the eyes of those whose lives have been touched by them.

Lowenna was out swimming when the draw was made in the Cornwall Hospice Care weekly lottery and only knew she’d won when she returned a phone call from the charity. She says she’s quite a lucky person;

“I only became a regular player last July when I got a phone call asking if I would sign up. I thought it would be a good way of supporting the hospices and in the first week I won £5!  But this rollover win of £5,400 is a little bit unbelievable.”

“I have got connections to the hospices. My Nana was cared for at Mount Edgcumbe about twenty years ago and I have fond memories. The nurses were really friendly and they allowed me and my sister to play on the wheelchairs.  My boyfriend’s Father was also cared for at Mount Edgcumbe and last December my eldest daughter, Millie (6) and I took part in the Falmouth Santa versus Rudolph run.”

Sarah Vincent is Cornwall Hospice Care’s Lottery Manager;

“We’re always very excited when our rollover starts to grow. It increases by £200 for every week that it rolls over, until it reaches £10,000.  This time round its gone just over the half way stage, but this is a really amazing amount for someone to win and we’re delighted to see how pleased Lowenna and her family are.”

“The win is a good news story for our charity and comes as we mark the first six months of our project to tell our story through the eyes of those who have experienced our care at first hand.  You can visit our website at www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk to see the montage of the stories we have told thus far and to find out more about our lottery – you can even sign up to play online. You never know, you may be the next winner and every time you go in to our draw you are helping us to provide specialist and compassionate care to someone with a life limiting illness, and their family.”

Picture is of (from left to right) Sarah Vincent, Lottery Manager for Cornwall Hospice Care and rollover winner, Lowenna Collins from Falmouth.