Skip to content

Douglas plays the St Michael’s Hospice Lottery in memory of his auntie

Douglas Taylor might live more than 400 miles away, but his love for St Michael’s couldn’t be closer to his heart.

Despite never having visited Herefordshire, the Nursing student from Kirriemuir, just north of Dundee, has supported us since his Auntie Alison was cared for by St Michael’s around a decade ago.

“They took such good care of her,” said Douglas, who is 25.

“She stayed at the Hospice, and they couldn’t do enough for her. They even allowed her to receive a visit from her horse.”

Alison died at St Michael’s, but in recognition of this wonderful care, Douglas’s father, Malcolm, signed up to the St Michael’s Hospice Lottery. When they were old enough, he signed up Douglas and his brother, Andrew, too.

Last Friday, Douglas received a call from our Lottery team to tell him £1,000 was on its way to him having won first prize in our weekly draw.

“We’ve had a few smaller wins, but never the £1,000,” said Douglas.

“It was such a lovely surprise. I’m going to Rome with my rugby team later this year, so I think I’ll put some of the money towards that.”

To be in with a chance of joining Douglas and winning £1,000, plus other cash prizes in our weekly Draw, you can sign up here

Sign up now to hear about how we care for families across Herefordshire and beyond and how you can help