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29 Dec 2018 Community

Supporting the Kirkwood Hospice Lottery for 18 years

Dewsbury man, Steve Hardy, has been playing the Kirkwood Lottery since it first started in the year 2000. Now it is our time to say thank you.

Being a member of the Kirkwood Hospice Lottery for over 18 years, local man, Steve Hardy, has contributed a phenomenal amount to the charity.

Steve signed up to play the Lottery when it was first launched in 2000, and since then has been playing four numbers simultaneously.

Contributing £208 per year to Kirkwood’s Lottery for almost 19 years, this comes to a staggering £3,952 in donations for the Hospice.

Local business owner, Steve, first signed up to the Lottery after the support Kirkwood gave to his Mum and cousin at the end of their lives.

Throughout the years, Steve has backed Kirkwood in many ways including making regular donations to his local shop in Dewsbury, and purchasing a reclining chair for patient use in the Support & Therapy department and on the In-Patient Unit.

Steve said: “I don’t do many charities at all, but I do this one. To me, local is key.

“I am glad to help and delighted to make a difference to a really worthwhile cause. People reading this might think ‘if he can help, I can too.’”

Kirkwood’s Lottery Manager, Dawn Walker, talks about the history of the Lottery and how it still has huge potential to grow its members, particularly in the North Kirklees area.

"I am glad to help and delighted to make a difference to a really worthwhile cause. People reading this might think ‘if he can help, I can too.’” Steve Hardy

She said: “We are extremely grateful for people like Steve, one of our most regular annual supporters.

“When Steve first signed up, he had some of the first numbers ever given out. Now there are 12,000 people playing locally which is fabulous, regular, sustainable income for Kirkwood.

“It’s something that we’re still trying to grow. People play the Lottery because they want to support Kirkwood. If they win, they feel as if they’ve won £1million because it’s something that they didn’t expect.”

To sign up to the Kirkwood Lottery today, click here.

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