[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 20:16 GMT
Lottery couple's 6m charity gift
Barbara and Ray Wragg
The couple first spent money on family and friends
A couple from Sheffield who won 7.6m on the lottery in 2000 have given away 6m of their fortune.

Ray and Barbara Wragg have made countless donations to charity and spent money on family and friends since scooping the jackpot six years ago.

Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, which specialises in cancer treatment, and Sheffield Children's Hospital have been the main beneficiaries.

Mrs Wragg said: "We decided that 7.6m was too much for two people."

The couple have now been told by their financial advisor to be more careful with their cash.

Mrs Wragg said: "The donations will not be in the tens of thousands, but we will still be giving thousands away. If we could give more we would."

Continue playing

In 2003 the couple came to the aid of a group of Second World War veterans whose trip to honour their fallen comrades was in jeopardy.

They paid for 50 war heroes to visit Italy in May 2004 for the 60th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino after they failed to secure 12,500 in lottery funding.

Tariq Chowdhury, from Weston Park Hospital, said the couple's donations to the hospital's teenage cancer unit had "made a good hospital a great hospital".

Mr Wragg said: "We still play the lottery because we would like to get some more scanners for Weston Park and the Sheffield Children's Hospital.

"If and when we do win again - get ready charities!"


SEE ALSO
The lottery's winners and losers
03 Nov 04 |  Magazine
Lottery couple save veterans' trip
15 Aug 03 |  South Yorkshire

RELATED BBC LINKS



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific