Mr and Mrs Copsey won the top prize of £1,000 in our March Lottery Draw
Mr Copsey (89), who retired from the force in September 1979 after 26 years service, was over the moon to receive notification and the winning cheque through the post. He and his wife (91) are very much looking forward to enjoying their win with their "24 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren".
Vincent (Vinnie) Dickson won the top £1000 prize in a draw earlier this year
Vinnie is a retired Merseyside officer and was surprised and delighted to receive a cheque for £1,000 after so many years in the force. His wife (Lynn) immediately spent it on the balance for a holiday!
George Tipping won tickets to a T20 cricket match at Headingley in our Spring Superdraw
George flew over from his home in Northern Ireland to enjoy the match v Durham Jets on 5th July! "I had a super three days in Leeds and had a fantastic time at the cricket. Thank you once again and regards to all."
Joanna McKinnon won £1000 in April
Joanna retired from the Police due to ill health due to PTSD after 17 year's service. As she says "I was very fortunate to use the facilities at Castlebrae on a number of occasions mainly on the psychological welfare programme. I cannot thank the staff enough for the kind and caring attention I received on all my visits. I joined the lottery as I wanted to give something back to the Centre and cannot believe my luck!"
Pete Alvey, ex-Humberside, was a recent winner
"I was pleased and surprised to win. Having used the centre for physiotherapy on 3 previous occasions I fully support the help and work they do to assist serving and retired police staff. It is a costly facility to staff and run, therefore they need all the additional support individuals can afford to give. I am in a very comfortable financial position receiving both a police and state pension so I am more than happy to give something back to hopefully help others.
I would recommend all staff and retired officers support them. You never know when you may need their very professional help."
Jim Montgomery won the Superdraw top prize in December.
was a shock when I received a letter from the lottery to say I had won £2000. I
have used both Centres many times and they do a great job for injured police.
As for the money I have booked a holiday and as my brother died 2 months ago
from cancer I intend to give a donation to the cancer unit. Thanks again -
everyone try and support the lottery, its a great cause."
Visiting St Andrews for treatment shortly after the win, Jim kindly gave us a donation from his winnings! Pictured here with CEO Patrick Cairns.
Billy Graham won a top lottery prize in 2017 draw - interviewed afterwards at Castlebrae, Billy explains why he plays.
Mark Gammage won a voucher for 4-ball at Gleneagles in our November Superdraw
“Joining the PTC Lottery was a bit of a no-brainer – anything that puts something back into these fantastic facilities has got to be worth a couple of quid a month.
Winning the four-ball at Gleneagles was a lovely surprise (a bit different from my usual weekend activities!) and provides a great excuse to take advantage of the B&B offered at Castlebrae for a weekend away with the family.”
A delighted Rob Evans won flights to Palma, Majorca in the same draw:
"Thank you very much to all at The Police Treatment Centres and the fantastic work they do. My wife and I are thrilled to win the flights to Majorca and we’re already looking at when we can go. Just a shame we’ll have to take the chidren!"
Ian Chalmers won a top prize of £1000 in 2017
"Twice during my Police career and once since retiring, I’ve benefited from the superb treatment and facilities at Castlebrae and Harrogate. The standard of care in both centres is simply outstanding. I can’t thank enough the staff who got me back on the road to recovery. When the opportunity arose to take part in the monthly lottery to support the PTCs, I did so willingly and gratefully - it’s not so much to ask. They say timing is everything in life and while there is no bad time to win the top prize, to win it while recovering from emergency eye surgery leaves me speechless. It will come as no surprise to those who know me that I’ll probably put the money towards a wee holiday somewhere off the beaten track where I will take far too many photographs. Thanks so much for the prize, but thanks so much more for the care and support you give serving and retired officers every single day."
Dom Wilcox won £1000
"Thank you very much to the Police Treatment Centres Lottery for my recent win. My cheque arrived 4 days before my family holiday and will be well spent on my 5 grandchildren! Not only is the Lottery a great way of helping the Police Treatment Centres to operate and to provide the great service that they do for officers/PCSOs but there is every chance that you can win a nice sum of money, as I have just proved!"
Chris Gale won £100 - second time lucky as he also won the top prize back in 2014!
"No-one was more surprised than me to hear that my number came up again in the lottery. We didn't enter to win, however, it is a nice surprise when it happens. I have never had cause to draw upon the services of the centre (to date!!), but I know that many folk do, and reading the newsletters they are always very grateful and appreciative of the quality of services offered."
Paul Airey, a retired Police Officer from South Yorks won the 48" HD Smart TV donated by Sainsburys in one of our Superdraws.
Paul was delighted to take delivery -
"I never win anything! I joined the lottery to support the PTCs and the great work they do."
Mike McDonald won £1000
“I subscribed to the PTC throughout my Police career and during the latter part of my service I had occasion to visit Castlebrae following a shoulder injury. The treatment I received was second to none and I cannot praise the facility and staff highly enough. I continued my membership after I retired and to further support the Unit, I had no hesitation in joining the PTC Lottery”
When asked how he planned to spend the money Mike said “My youngest son, Neil got married the day after I received the cheque so I think it’s fair to say that’s where the money is going although I’m sure I’ll manage a wee treat for myself!!”
Clare Lang was delighted to win £50
"This is fantastic news, you have made my day! "I have worked for Police Scotland for over 11 years having spent 6 of them as a police Constable. I joined the PTC lottery after attending Castlebrae for a shoulder injury two years ago, The physiotherapy I received was second to none and after 2 weeks my injury was practically healed, I benefited not just physically but emotionally from my stay and felt it was so important to support the Charity so that their great work could continue. I can't speak highly enough about Castlebrae and their wonderful staff."