The continued support of our lottery players is vital in keeping our services running. Thank you for being there for our patients, and their loved ones, when they need us most. Your support helps local people like Jackie and Beryl – read their story below. Thank you.
“My name is Jackie Preston. I want to tell you about the outstanding care St Giles Hospice provided for my mum, Beryl. Our family was made to feel so welcomed at the hospice, which meant such a lot to all of us.
“Thanks to the support of the local community, St Giles was there to support Mum, myself and the rest of the family when we needed it most. We will be forever grateful.
“Just like you, I play the lottery. It’s a great way of giving something back to St Giles for the care they provided for Mum. The Promise Card and weekly chance to win is a great bonus of playing!
“This year marks the 40th anniversary of St Giles Hospice. My mum supported St Giles ever since it opened in 1983 and played the lottery for nearly 25 years, not knowing that one day she would need their care herself.
“At first she was cared for by the Hospice at Home team and then, as her condition progressed, she had a number of stays at the hospice in Whittington. Eventually she decided that the hospice was where she would like to die.
“Mum found St Giles a comforting place to be – all of the staff were incredibly kind.
“She always felt like everyone had time for her and nothing was ever a rush. Loved ones can often initially find hospices daunting but the team took the time to provide us with reassurance and compassion.
“St Giles was there for my mum and wider family when we needed them most.
“Thank you so much for playing the St Giles Lottery, it really does make a difference. The funds raised from your lottery play help fund vital care for local people just like mum, and their loved ones, living with a terminal illness.”
With best wishes,
Jackie Preston, daughter of late patient, Beryl.