Couple scoop lottery rollover jackpot

Sophie Smith (left) and Selina Doyle (right) of Lindsey Lodge Hospice
Sophie Smith (left) and Selina Doyle (right) of Lindsey Lodge Hospice

Fun for all the family is promised at a North Lincolnshire hospice’s ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’ on Saturday March 31.

The event, which will feature an Easter egg hunt, a kid’s ‘cake off’, bouncy castle and lots of entertainment and games, will take place between 2pm and 4pm.at Lindsey Lodge Hospice on Burringham Road in Scunthorpe.

The charity-run Hospice provides care to people with any progressive life-limiting illness, and supports their family and carers during illness and into bereavement. It receives only 17% funding each year from the NHS and relies on fundraising and donations to raise the £3.3 million it needs each year to continue to deliver its care in North Lincolnshire.

Selina Doyle of Lindsey Lodge Hospice’s fundraising team said: “This is a fantastic event for all the family – and we’re encouraging budding young Mary Berrys or Paul Hollywoods to enter our ‘cake off’ competition. All they need to do is bring their baking in on the day – and there’s a huge big Easter bunny up for grabs for the lucky winner!

“We hope as many people as possible will come along and have some Easter fun, and every penny raised will support us in providing our specialist hospice care.”

Entry and parking at the event at Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Burringham Road, Scunthorpe, DN17 2AA is free.

* Meanwhile a Gunness couple are celebrating after striking it lucky in the hospice’s lottery.

Linda Walker was out shopping when she received a call from Lindsey Lodge Hospice to inform her she’d won the £3,000 rollover prize in its weekly lottery, which she and husband Maurice have been supporting for the past two years.

Linda said: “It was a total shock when the call came through, I really didn’t believe it.

“It’s a brilliant feeling to win, and it came at a perfect time.”

Linda plans to buy herself a new compact, lightweight mobility scooter so she can get out and about more easily. The pair are keen caravanners, so they’re also planning a camping trip once the weather gets warmer. They have also generously donated £500 of their winnings back to the hospice.

For more information email enquiries@lindseylodgehospice.org.uk or phone 01724 270835.