Couple’s lottery win delight

PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 March 2019

Paul and Renate O'Donnell won £1,000 in the CHSW lottery.

Paul and Renate O'Donnell won £1,000 in the CHSW lottery.


A Cleeve couple who have long supported a children’s charity have been rewarded with a welcome windfall.

Paul and Renate O’Donnell won Wraxall-based Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) weekly lottery, scooping the £1,000 prize.

The pair, who run the business Wood ‘n’ Things and frequently host events to support CHSW, bought a ticket for the lottery after visiting the charity’s shop in Nailsea.

Renate said: “We thought nothing of it and went home. The following week we had a call from the manager. She said a winning ticket had been bought from the shop but remained unclaimed.”

Paul added: “I looked everywhere for the ticket – I even looked through the bins, but couldn’t find it. I resigned myself to the fact that it probably wasn’t our ticket which won anyway.

“Then I walked into the lounge and there, on the top of Renate’s knitting basket, was the ticket. It was the one. We couldn’t believe it.”

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