Ann told us “I heard about the charity lottery through Age Concern Colchester and thought It was a good way to support my favourite venue for meeting other people like myself. And, maybe gain a little bonus for myself in the meantime. I really appreciate all the efforts that are being made by Age Concern at this very difficult time, in regards to the way they keep in touch with their regular members, and offer any help they can. All the staff and volunteers are to be applauded for all their hard work, and I will do the best I can to help them stay viable. Thank you all.”
Naomi told us “I met a lady who was promoting the lottery when shopping at Lordshill. I live near the hospital and felt it was a worthwhile cause. I feel this even more now that one of my neighbours who worked in the laundry for 20 years died because of Covid-19 . I know of people who have been helped by the hospital and am sure I will need their services in the future. Supporting the charity is the most important aspect and if I won I would most likely donate it to the hospital charity also. “
Margaret said “I was approached by two volunteers in a supermarket telling me about the charity and who it helps I was impressed at all they do. The volunteers were very polite not pushing you to contribute. I decided I would join. It helps so many people from different walks of life that are needing help. My husband was in the RAF we did get some help. I did have a win recently I was so shocked as I do not normally win anything. But thrilled, I gave some of my winnings to my two daughters. I will continue to support this wonderful charity.”
Nina told us “I was approached by a man to tell me about the charity and what it means to Colchester Hospital when I attended an outpatient appointment. It means a lot to me to be In 2005 I suffered a very rare back injury called a Cauda Equina, I spent part of my recovery in Colchester Hospital. In 2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer by Colchester Oncology and went on to have surgery, Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in Colchester. The treatment and ongoing support I have received from Colchester has been of the highest standard and with their support I have made a fantastic recovery and continue to live my life to the full. I would not have been able to do that without Colchester Hospital. I want to contribute to the brilliant work done in Colchester Hospital and to say ‘thank you’ from a very grateful patient “
Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us as to why you play, good luck for a win soon everyone!