I knew that by supporting St Ann’s I’d be helping patients and families in similar situations. It’s such a good cause.
Vince, from Didsbury, was convinced his late mum was looking down on him when he won the weekly £2,000 jackpot in the St Ann’s Hospice lottery.
He had only just signed up for the lottery before he struck lucky with his £1 ticket. His win coincided with the 29th anniversary of the death of his mum, Sylvia, who spent her final days in the hospice at Heald Green.
“The superb end of life care St Ann’s Hospice offered my mum is something I’ve never forgotten and I was keen to support families who might be in a position like we were all those years ago. It was a very difficult time and St Ann’s were so kind. Funnily enough, I’d just been thinking about it being the 29th anniversary of my mum’s death when the phone rang to tell me about my win.”
Vince, aged 52, bought lottery tickets for older sisters Alison and Christine from his winnings and took 15-year-old son Martins on holiday to America.
“I knew that by supporting St Ann’s I’d be helping patients and families in similar situations. It’s such a good cause. I’ll think of this as a present from my mum to the grandson she never saw but I’ll give some of it back too so St Ann’s can help other families who aren’t so fortunate.”