Summer Raffle Jackpot Winner

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Mr Fletcher, a retired joiner from Hedon, is the lucky winner of our Summer Raffle jackpot of £3,000. He was very surprised to get the call and was delighted with the prize. He told us ‘the last time I won first prize in a raffle was in 1978. It was a live pig and although the ticket only cost 20p at the time, I ended up spending £110 on a new freezer to store it!’  He visited Dove House to collect his winning cheque and take a tour of the hospice. He was impressed with the facilities and was delighted to see what his support meant to the hospice.

The Summer Raffle raised a fantastic £43,444 which will go towards the many services Dove House Hospice is able to develop and run free of charge to the user. A huge thank you to everyone who taken part in our Summer Raffle.

To join the lottery and support Dove House in continuing to provide vital care in the community click here.

Jackpot winner - June

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A retired anaesthetist will be fixing her car and donating to a dog shelter in Bahrain after winning the jackpot on 8th June. Sue Hewitt has been supporting Dove House through the lottery for 12 years. She knew the hospice through her aunt who worked there 15 years ago and her mum who was a keen supporter throughout her life. She says ‘although I relocated to Lincolnshire many years ago, I am a Hull lass, born and bred and I’m proud to be supporting the community through the hospice’.  She was very surprised to have won the jackpot. She says ‘when I got the call I just couldn’t believe my luck. My car had just broken down and it was a very welcome surprise.’ She supports a number of charities, including a dog shelter in Bahrain, and will give some of her winnings to find a new home for stray dogs. Sue visited Dove House to pick up her cheque and take a tour of the Hospice. She was surprised to see many activities were going on. She enjoyed her tour saying: “It is not at all what I was expecting. I can’t believe what a warm and homely place this is. That is not what I imagine a hospice to be like. I wish more people knew what a wonderful place this is.”

To join the lottery and support Dove House in continuing to provide vital care in the community click here.

Jackpot winner - January

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Miss Melling was our lucky jackpot winner on 19th January. On collecting her cheque she also had a tour of the hospice with her friend Andrea.

A retired nurse from Hull Royal, she started supporting Dove House through the lottery 10 years ago. Many of her previous colleagues now work at the hospice and she wanted to support ‘a place that helps everyone’.  She was impressed by the facilities and how much was going on. She met some of the day patients in the Amy Johnson unit who were busy decorating boxes and playing dominoes. Miss Melling and her friend also observed a group physio therapy session in the gym. Her friend Andrea, who accompanied her, had been a volunteer at the hospice for 10 years previously and was pleased to see the changes so generously funded by supporters. A previous lottery player herself she decided to re-join the lottery after seeing how crucial support is to a wide range of people from in-patients, their families and also people using our outpatients’ services.  

Miss Melling enjoyed her tour saying: ‘It is such a wonderful place. It doesn’t feel like a hospice at all. Everyone is so friendly, warm and welcoming, it feels more like a home where you visit friends. I wish more people would come to visit’.

She will use her winnings towards a 2 week cruise around the Mediterranean with her friend Andrea.