National Lottery millionaires from across the South of England clubbed together to give an early Christmas present to the Little Bridge House hospice in Barnstaple. They created a giant gingerbread-inspired playhouse filled with toys for the charity and their families to enjoy.
With a combined wealth of more than £23 million, the lucky lottery winners turned the simple wood cabin for the hospice to use as a permanent outdoor playhouse the whole year round.
Children’s Hospice South West – three hospices including Little Bridge House – provides hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions, and support for their whole family. The care is wide-ranging respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care, and end of life care.
The lottery winners worked over a 24-hour period armed with 75 paint brushes, 20 rollers, more than 100 litres of paint and countless decorations and twinkly lights, creating a fantastic festive funhouse that delighted the team at Little Bridge House.
More than 60 National Lottery winners have been involved in donating their time and gifts to the charities.