We were delighted to hear that Colin Parsonson, who volunteers in the Chaplaincy Team at Darent Valley Hospital, was the lucky winner of £1,000 in the Valley Hospital Charity Lottery, which is run by Unity Lottery.

It is a weekly lottery and prizes range from £5 up to the jackpot of £25,000. It is £1 for every entry, 50p of which come to Valley Hospital Charity and its work to enhance patient care at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.

Sally George, Head of Fundraising and Voluntary Services, caught up with Colin to find out about the win.

Why did you choose to sign up to the Valley Hospital Charity Lottery?  

"I had received treatment at Darent Valley Hospital and I wanted to give something back. You could say I already do that by volunteering, but I received good care as an outpatient and an inpatient. This seemed a good way to help the Hospital."

How did you react when you heard?

"To say I was surprised would be an understatement. I was delighted and extremely grateful."

Have you thought about what you will spend the money on?

"I have work on my house already planned for next year, so some will go to that. What is left over will go on next years holiday." 

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning £25,000 each week, whilst supporting Valley Hospital Charity, why not sign up to our Valley Hospital Charity Lottery today?