Liana Clough from Truro has just had the surprise of her life, winning £4,000 on the Cornwall Hospice Care Lottery. The rollover prize was handed to her during a surprise presentation at the charity’s Truro Department Store today (Monday 26th June).

Liana signed up as a regular player of the charity’s lottery 15 months ago knowing that each week there’s a £1,000 winner, a £50 prize and 50 chances to win a fiver. There’s also a rollover which grows by £200 each week, rising to a total of £10,000 if not won along the way.

On Friday 23rd July Liana’s number came up but her Mum Lynette kept the secret of how much the prize total was so that Sarah Vincent, Cornwall Hospice Care’s Lottery Manager could surprise Liana face to face today. It turns out she’s been an avid computer game player for 11 years and has recently been saving to attend a gaming convention in London this September. After Sarah presented her with the money a tearful Liana said, “That’s just amazing. It’s wonderful, wonderful timing. Thank you so much.”

Sarah Vincent said after the emotional presentation, “It was lovely to hear of Liana’s plans and to know this win has made a big difference to her. All this celebration for just £1 a line! In the last financial year our lottery contributed £192,500 towards the cost of the care we provide to patients with terminal illnesses and their families.”

Notes to editors:

The picture shows Liana Clough (right) with her Mum, Lynette at Cornwall Hospice Care’s Truro Department Store.

To find out more about the Cornwall Hospice Care lottery visit; https://lottery.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/lottery/cornwall-hospice-care-lottery-ltd/

Cornwall Hospice Care contact:

For more information please contact Tamsin Thomas on 01726 65711 (ext. 254) or 07970 232505 or email tthomas@cornwallhospice.co.uk

About Cornwall Hospice Care:

Cornwall Hospice Care is a 24/7 Cornish charity that provides specialist care for people with terminal illnesses. Our nursing teams support patients and their families at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell, St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle and in Cornwall’s hospitals, care homes and where necessary, in the community. The charity also runs a 24 hour advice line for other healthcare professionals. It costs over £5 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 20% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners. The other £4million is raised via the support of people in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 31 shops.

Charity number: 1113140