Alex gives Bluebell Wood lottery win to grandchildren

by | 1 May 2017 | Local Charity, Rotherham

Just one ticket was all it took, for Rotherham grandad Alex Elwood to hit the £1,000 jackpot in Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice’s lottery.

First time lucky Alex, who is giving the money to his children to spend on his ten-month-old and six-month-old grandchildren, bought his lottery ticket at the charity’s shop in Wellgate, Rotherham in March.

Alex said: “I went into the shop with my wife and bought the ticket while she was browsing. I’d thought ‘why not, it’s for charity’ but was really surprised and pleased when I found out I’d won the big prize. I think everyone should go to their nearest Bluebell Wood shop and buy a ticket today. There are great prizes to be won and it helps a great charity, so why wouldn’t you?”

With a first prize of £1,000 to be won every single week, a second prize of £100 which can roll over for up to a year if a winning ticket isn’t drawn, up to a maximum prize of £5,200, and further prizes of £50 and £10, proceeds from the lottery help the North Anston Children’s Hospice to care for children and young adults with life shortening and life threatening conditions, both at the hospice and in their own homes.

You can buy lottery tickets from any of Bluebell Wood’s ten shops across South Yorkshire, or buy your tickets online at

To find out how you can help Bluebell Wood and the 250 children they care for, both at the hospice and in the community, please visit