Mrs Eileen Thorne of Stanton-by-Dale has been a member of the Treetops Lottery since 1996 and on Friday 18 January she finally scooped the first prize of £1,000 in the weekly draw.
"I couldn't believe it when you called to say I had won! I kept thinking it was a mistake. The only other time we can remember winning anything was when we won some eggs during the war".
Mrs Thorne is a great supporter of Treetops Hospice, among other charities and both her and her husband were volunteers at the Hospice for about 10 years.
She has not decided what to spend the winnings on as it still hasn't quite sunk in.
Treetops Lottery was delighted to present Mrs Christine Porter with a cheque for £10,000 when she won the jackpot rollover prize.
Christine, 47, from Long Eaton only started playing the Treetops Lottery earlier this year as she explained:
“I joined up in February this year, so only a few months ago really. I was in my local GP practice and the Treetops Lottery lady stopped me. I was aware of Treetops before but never had any family or friends come here. I thought a pound a week was fine, it’s great cause, so let’s do it. When I pledged my weekly money, I never in a million years thought I’d win it and when I got the call from Treetops I just couldn’t believe it. It’s fabulous!”
Christine has never won anything previously:
“I never, ever expected to win anything but I bought some extra tickets for the rollover week online - I just thought let’s go for it and never thought anything more of it. It was very easy! When I heard, I rang my husband straight away and said you’ll never, ever believe what’s happened – it’s really good! He was stunned."
Christine encourages others to sign up and take part:
“Just have a go! You might win! The money goes to such a good cause as well so even if you don’t win, you know you’ve contributed to something that’s really important.”
Congratulations Christine! Enjoy your £10,000 winnings!
Mr & Mrs Stacey were over the moon with their £1,000 win! Having only ever won 3 sacks of spuds in their local bowls club raffle it seems their luck is changing! Someone must have sprinkled some lucky dust over their family as Mr Stacey's mother won the first prize just last year.
They haven't yet decided what to spend their winnings on but plan on treating themselves. Congratulations and enjoy your winnings Mr & Mrs Stacey!
Miss Smith had only been playing the Treetops Lottery for a couple of months when her unique lottery number was drawn for the top prize! She couldn't believe her luck when she was called to be told she's won £1,000! Neither could her family who have been playing the Treetops Lottery for years and have never won big!
Miss Smith intends to put her winnings to good use and plans to purchase her first car with her winnings.
Congratulations and happy driving!
Mrs Spray from Wollaton Park was presented with her cheque for £1,000 after scooping the 1st prize in 25th March Treetops Lottery Draw. Mrs Spray and her guide-dog Poppy were delighted with their win and intend to use some of the money to make improvements to the garden in time for summer.
"I've supported Treetops Hospice Care for over 3 years. It is a very good charity that does a lot of brilliant work within the local community."
- Mrs Spray, Wollaton Park
Mr Phillips was the lucky winner of the £2,000 1st prize in our Super Draw on Friday 18 March. Mr Phillips from Heanor has been a member of the Treetops Lottery since September 2015 and was a little surprised to receive a phone call on Friday telling him he was our 1st prize winner!
He came to the hospice to collect his cheque and was only too happy to have his picture taken in order to encourage more people to support Treetops Hospice Care by playing the Treetops Lottery.
Miss Naylor only signed the paperwork for her new house on Tuesday when the Treetops Lottery department called to inform her of her £1000 win on Friday 5 February! There were squeals of delight and a little disbelief from Miss Naylor in Hilton who only began playing the Treetops Lottery in December. Her windfall really couldn't have come at a better time and will go towards making the move into her new family home a little easier.
Miss Naylor was invited to Treetops Hospice Care to collect her winners cheque and to have a tour of the facilities. 1 year old son Ollie accompanied her and enjoyed his tour and slice of cake very much. We wish Miss Naylor and her family the best of luck in their new home!
Congratulations and thank you for your support!
Mr Andersen of Spondon was in disbelief but delighted when he received a phone call from the Treetops Lottery office on Friday 18 December informing him that he was that week's 1st prize winner!
He began to play the Treetops Lottery back in September after one of our canvassers knocked on his door and explained how vital lottery funds are in order to support the hospice.
Mr Andersen's grandchildren spent Christmas at Disney World. His windfall has meant he was able to send them on their trip with some spending money to make their holiday even more magical.
Mr Everett was enjoying a bit of winter sun, relaxing on the beach in Tenerife when he was surprised to hear his mobile phone ring. He was pleased he answered the call, he had won the 1st prize of £1000 in our 8 January draw!
Mr Everett had only joined Treetops Lottery 4 weeks before his big win and is so pleased he decided to become a member. He has decided to treat himself with his lucky windfall.
Congratulations Mr Everett!
Mrs Briars of Breaston has been a member of the Treetops Lottery since it began in 1996. She also volunteers for Treetops Hospice Care both as a receptionist and as a cook in the hospice kitchen.
Our lottery team were delighted when they recognised the name at the top of the winners list on Friday 22 January. Making the call to the winner is always a privilege but even more so when you know what a fantastic supporter of the charity they already are. Mrs Briars is delighted with her £1,000 windfall and plans to treat the grand kids and put the money towards some home improvements.
Congratulations and thank you to Mrs Briars!
Mrs Fox of Hilton, Derbyshire only became a Treetops Lottery member in December when one of our canvassers knocked on her door. She was delighted to receive a call from our office to be told that she was a first prize winner in our New Year's Day draw! What a fantastic start to 2016!
Mrs Fox has her £1,000 winnings ear-marked for some home improvements in the coming year.
Mrs Regan of Alvaston won £300 in our 20th Birthday Super Draw in March 2016. She had received one of our Super Draw packs through the post and decided to purchase several raffle tickets. Her reaction to being told she had won £300 was that of utter surprise, after a spate of bad news she was delighted to receive some good news. Congratulations to Mrs Regan!
Mr Hicklin had only been playing the Treetops Lottery for a month when we surprised him with his £1,000 win! Mr Hicklin was very generous with his win and has chosen to make a donation back to Treetops Hospice Care as well as to several other charities that he supports.
1-12 June is Volunteers' Week and during this time we had been celebrating the efforts of our wonderful volunteers.
Imagine our delight when, on the 3 June one of our very own volunteers' lucky lottery numbers was picked to win 1st prize in the Treetops Lottery!
Mrs J Saunders of Beeston has been volunteering for Treetops Hospice Care for a little over 3 years but has been playing the lottery for longer. She was amazed when we called her with the good news!
Mrs Saunders plans on treating her grandchildren with her winnings and might also treat herself to a break away in the summer.
We are delighted that Mrs Saunders won and especially during Volunteers' Week. Congratulations Julia and thank you for the time that you volunteer to help us!
Mr Cotterill was surprised to receive a call from our office on the 10th June. He had won our 1st prize of £1,000! Mr and Mrs Cotterill paid a visit to Treetops Hospice Care in Risley to collect their cheque and to learn a little more about the charity and the worthwhile work that it does.
They are currently undergoing some home improvements and the money has been won just at the right time to help them create their dream home. Congratulations!
Mrs Dalrymple is one of our very first Treetops Lottery members having joined in September 1996. Having been a member for so long Mrs Dalrymple had occasionally won one of our £5 prizes but never any of our larger prizes.
When Rebecca from the Lottery office called Mrs Dalrymple to inform her that she had won £1,000 in the draw on the 6th May Mrs Dalrymple refused to believe it until we arrived with her cheque. She thought someone was playing a prank! After much disbelief Mrs Darymple and her beautiful dog Amber were delighted to receive their cheque.
Mrs Finch from Long Eaton became a member of the Treetops Lottery in August 2013. She was delighted to receive a call to say she had won our rollover prize of £400 in June 2016. Mrs Finch and her husband are keen gardeners and intend on spending their winnings in their garden.
Mrs Sharpe became a member of the Treetops Lottery in August last year after one of our canvassers knocked on her door.
Just 6 months later Mrs Sharpe received a cheque from Treetops Lottery as her number had been drawn as one of our £5 weekly winners. She was happy with her £5 win, but was even happier when in April she received a call from the Treetops Lottery to tell her she was that week's 1st prize winner of £1,000! After many squeals and a bit of disbelief we arranged to visit Mrs Sharpe at her home in Mickleover in order to deliver her cheque.
Mrs Sharpe plans on spending her winnings during several exciting holidays she has planned this year.
Miss Williamson of Langley Mill has been a member of the Treetops Lottery since 2006. In the last 10 years she has won several of our smaller prizes but on Friday 29 April her lucky lottery number was drawn as our 1st prize, £1000 winner!
Miss Williamson is a great supporter of over 20 charities and is highly involved with her local community. We managed to collar her in between her church coffee morning and WI meeting to present her with her cheque. She is of course delighted and was kind enough to make a donation to Treetops Hospice Care.
Being a charitable man, when Mr Green answered the knock at the door to the Treetops Lottery canvasser he decided that as it was only £1 per week to play he would sign up.
"I’d been looking at the roll-over for weeks and weeks and weeks and it had been going up and up, but I thought, well no-one's going to win that, so it surprised me!” – Mr Green, Chellaston
On Friday 27 May 2016 Mr Green’s lucky lottery number was drawn at random to win the £6,800 roll-over prize in the weekly Treetops Lottery cash prize draw. Mr and Mrs Green were shopping in a local garden centre for plants when they received the phone call to inform them of their win. After news of their windfall had sunk in Mr and Mrs Green decided to spend their winnings on garden improvements, purchasing a large clematis plant from the garden centre the very same day!
Watch an interview with Mr Green on our Youtube channel.
Mr Cotterill was surprised to receive a call from our office on the 10th June.
He had won our 1st prize of £1,000! Mr and Mrs Cotterill paid a visit to Treetops Hospice Care in Risley to collect their cheque and to learn a little more about the charity and the worthwhile work that it does.
They are currently undergoing some home improvements and the money has been won just at the right time to help them create their dream home.
Treetops Hospice Care gave Miss Fitch's daughter counselling and emotional support after the death of her grandmother. So when our Treetops Lottery canvasser knocked on Miss Fitch's door she didn't hesitate to become a member of the Treetops Lottery, as it was her way of giving something back to the charity.
She never dreamed she would win, but on the 1 July her lucky number was drawn to win our 1st prize of £1,000! Miss Fitch plans on taking her daughters on holiday this summer with her winnings.
Congratulations and we hope that you enjoy your holiday!
The Treetops Lottery rollover continues to surprise us! After 34 weeks rollover without a winner, our 2nd prize was won at £6,800 by Mr Green 7 weeks ago. Since then the rollover has been won a further three times!
The latest winner is Mrs Finnikin of Ashbourne, who won £400 in last Friday's draw. Mrs Finnikin works as a Nurse in Ashbourne and therefore is aware of the work of Treetops Hospice Care. She has been supporting the charity by playing the lottery since 2011.
Mrs Finnikin has said that she plans on treating herself with her winnings at some point in the near future. Congratulations on your rollover win and thank you for your support Mrs Finnikin!
Mr Smedley is a firm believer in fate. Having worked full-time for many years he was very rarely available to answer the door if anyone knocked during the day. However, after making the decision to take a career break he happened to be at home the day our canvasser Brian knocked on his door.
He found Brian to be very genuine and passionate about Treetops Hospice Care and so decided to become a Treetops Lottery member. Low and behold only 6 months later Mr Smedley received the call to say he was our 1st prize £1,000 winner.
Our Sales & Promotions Assistant Rebecca went to visit Mr Smedley to deliver his winners cheque and after a chat over tea and cake Mr Smedley is now considering becoming more involved in the charity.
Congratulations Mr Smedley, and thank you for your continued support.
Mr Barradell and his family are huge supporters of Treetops Hospice Care after his mother-in-law was cared for by the Hospice at Home service. Since then, the Barradell family have organised several fundraising events including completing the 3 peaks challenge and raising over £5,000 for the charity.
Mr Barradell and his entire family are members of the Treetops Lottery and on Friday 29th July Mr Barradell's lucky lottery number was drawn to win our weekly 1st prize of £1,000.
Congratulations Mr Barradell, and thank you for your continued support.
Mr. Spiby of Long Eaton received an unexpected phone call. His lucky lottery number had been drawn to win our 1st prize of £1,000 and we dropped him a call to tell him the good news!
Mr. Spiby has been a long standing supporter of Treetops Hospice Care and began playing the lottery in 2007. He has won a couple of the smaller prizes in the past but never 'the big one'!
It is perfect timing as he is taking his wife for their annual holiday to Ibiza in the near future and his prize winnings will mean extra treats for them whilst they are there.
Congratulations Mr. Spiby and thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Beaumont of Long Eaton has won £1,000 on the Treetops Lottery!
Rita has been coming to Treetops Day Care for a couple of years now and joined the Treetops Lottery when she first started visiting. Friday 16 March saw Rita scoop the first prize of £1,000 in the weekly draw.
"When I got the letter I went breathless, I thought it was a scam! So I asked my husband to check and he said 'no, no, it’s genuine! You’ve won £1,000!' I am thrilled to bits!
I love Treetops, it’s lovely and I do wish I had started coming sooner. It’s so relaxing and they are so caring."
Congratulations Rita, enjoy your winnings!