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Mrs Merrett

Newport, Pembrokeshire

One lucky lady from Pembroke received a call from Tŷ Hafan’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing to tell her she had won the maximum £12,000 in Tŷ Hafan’s Crackerjackpot lottery rollover.


Joan Merrett from Newport in Pembrokshire, has been an avid supporter of Tŷ Hafan for many years and has played the lottery since it began back in 1998. Having never won a prize in her 15 years as a lottery member, Mrs Merrett was very shocked to receive the news that she had won the rollover.


She said: “I couldn’t quite believe it at first. I’ve never won anything before and it still hasn’t quite sunk in. I’ve always played the lottery to support Tŷ Hafan but never expected this!”


The Crackerjackpot lottery makes a significant contribution to the £3.7 million needed every year to ensure Tŷ Hafan can continue offering its valuable care and support to the increasing number of families in Wales who so desperately need it.


Mrs Merrett made the trip to Sully to receive her winning cheque and enjoy a tour of the hospice and commented: “Tŷ Hafan is such a marvellous place, it’s been lovely to come and see first-hand the charity I’ve been supporting for all these years. The lottery is such a great way to support Tŷ Hafan and you never know, you might be a winner too!”

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