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Winner wonderland as Lotto trio play Santa

National Lottery Winners Bring Christmas Wonderland to Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield on the Winner Wonderland Bus. Lotto Winners Ray and Barbara Wragg and Alan Rowley with Patient Jonathan Lee and Weston Park Hospital's Teenage Cancer Trust Unit Ward sister Sonia Brown ...www.pauldaviddrabble.co.uk.7 December 2011  Image © Paul David Drabble

National Lottery Winners Bring Christmas Wonderland to Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield on the Winner Wonderland Bus. Lotto Winners Ray and Barbara Wragg and Alan Rowley with Patient Jonathan Lee and Weston Park Hospital's Teenage Cancer Trust Unit Ward sister Sonia Brown ...www.pauldaviddrabble.co.uk.7 December 2011 Image © Paul David Drabble

GENEROUS lottery winners played Santa when they donated sackloads of festive gifts to teenage cancer patients at a Sheffield hospital.

Staff at Weston Park Hospital’s teenage cancer unit were also handed fans and food hampers by well known Sheffield winners Barbara and Ray Wragg, who scooped £7.6 million in 2000.

The Whirlow pair have made countless charity donations with their windfall and every year pay for groups of children to go to the pantomime.

The couple, and Nottingham lottery winner Alan Rowley, arrived on a double-decker red bus as part of The Winner Wonderland tour - which sees big-hearted lottery winners give away gifts across the country.

Ray said: “Weston Park Hospital is a crucial facility for the local community and is very close to our hearts.

“We never take for granted how fortunate we are to have won our life-changing prize and have been pleased to have been able to make a number of donations to the hospital over the years.”

The teenage cancer unit, which gives specialist care and support to young people with cancer and their families, relies heavily on donations to operate.

Staff said the gifts would make a big difference.

Rachel Thorpe, director of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, added: “Ray and Barbara have been so supportive of the cancer charity and hospital ever since their amazing win all those years ago.’’

 
 
 

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