A COUPLE have won £1,000 on a charity lottery.

Janet and Richard Vater were over the moon when they received a phone call telling them they had won £1,000 on the lottery supporting Weldmar Hospicecare, a specialist end of life care provider for people living in Dorset.

The couple, who live in Winterborne Whitechurch, are hoping to spend their winnings on a holiday.

Janet, 80, said: "I couldn’t believe it, I was very happy. I’ve won the odd £10 in the past, but never anything like a thousand pounds.

"We really want to go on holiday. We’re thinking about Torquay in September, if everything works out with Covid.

"We think that Weldmar do a grand job, which is why we play the lottery every week to support them."

A spokesman for Weldmar said: "Thank you to Janet and Richard for their support - it could be you next. Playing the lottery costs just £1 a week, provides regular income to the charity, and there are guaranteed weekly prizes up to £1,000, and a rollover jackpot that could reach £25,000."

For more information, visit www.weld-hospice.org.uk