Hornchurch man Paul Toft celebrates after netting �1,000 first prize in St Francis Hospice Lottery

A Hornchurch window fitter got a boost toward his Christmas shopping after winning �1,000.

Paul Toft, who works for Crystal Windows in Romford, won first prize in the weekly St Francis Hospice lottery draw.

“It’s the first time I’ve won anything,” said Paul, 48.

“I’ll put the money towards Christmas presents and some towards a family skiing trip in February as my kids haven’t been before.”

To sign up to the lottery, go to www.sfh.org.uk or call 01708 771433. All proceeds go to the Havering-atte-Bower charity.

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You can also buy a lottery gift voucher as a Christmas present. It costs �1 a week to play.

There is a first prize of �1,000 each week, as well as a rollover second prize that currently stands at �6,500, and 10 third prizes of �10 each.

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