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28 September 2020

'Lottery win means I can buy my husband's headstone'

‘Lottery win means I can buy my husband’s headstone’

Winning the £1,000 St Michael’s Hospice Lottery jackpot is always a reason for celebration, but for Sarah Legge the prize has far greater significance.

‘Winning that money means I can pay for a headstone for my husband, Richard,’ she said.

‘It’s something I’ve needed to do but I didn’t have the money.

‘It was wonderful, and very emotional, to receive that phonecall. The fact the money has come from St Michael’s, who cared so brilliantly for Richard, just feels so right.’

Richard, who was 60, was diagnosed with lung cancer last October. He died at his Bromyard home in February this year having been looked after by our Hospice at Home team. 

Sarah says she cannot fault the care the whole family was shown.

‘It was just outstanding. They did everything they could, for all of us.

‘Most of all though, they allowed Richard to die where he wanted to, at home.’

Sarah has been playing the St Michael’s Hospice Lottery since it began and has won the £1,000 jackpot once before, many years ago.
Her family has St Michael’s at its heart. Sarah’s mother-in-law, Esme, has volunteered at the Hospice shop in Bromyard for the last 20 years.

Richard’s funeral was attended by almost 1,000 people with around £3,600 donated and split equally between St Michael’s and Macmillan.

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