Pair’s pleasure from giving money away

Ray and Barbara Wragg.
Ray and Barbara Wragg.
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Sitting down the other evening I started to think about things that have been in the news recently, I call it a ‘Brain Dump’.

I was very sad to hear of the passing away of Barbara Bragg from Sheffield who won £7.6 million on the lotto in 2000.

She leaves a tremendous legacy.

She shared the winnings with her husband Ray.

They hit national headlines in 2009 when they gave away more than £6m of their winnings, to charity, particularly to Sheffield hospitals.

The Wraggs also gave money to family and friends, and helped a group of World War Two veterans on a trip to honour fallen comrades in 2003.

They paid for 50 war heroes to visit Italy for the 60th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino in 2004 after they had failed to secure enough funding.

Mrs Wragg said she and her husband “got pleasure from giving money away” and said their winnings were “too much for two people.”

You get a buzz,” she said. “It’s probably a bit selfish giving money away sometimes because we did get pleasure from it. “

Mr Wragg said: “We’d like to say we made a lot of people happy with what we’ve been able to do to donate to a lot of charities.”

Winning the lottery, changed our lives but not our persons.”

Barbara RIP

Brian A Cook

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