Paul Airey, a retired Police Officer from South Yorks won the 48" HD Smart TV donated by Sainsburys in our November Superdraw.
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 in our September draw
Mike says “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 in our June lottery.
"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.
I am absolutely delighted to have won a £50 prize, It's gone straight into my wedding fund for the big day next year!
Bill Culbard won £50 in June 2016 and had these kind words to say:
"I was delighted to receive a £50 cheque in the June Lottery! I served with the old Central Scotland Police from 1965-1995, retiring as an inspector. In May 2001, after receiving treatment for inoperable lung cancer, my wife and I spent a week at St Andrews in Harrogate. It did us the world of good. In 2016, I suffered a lumbar spinal stenosis, which required physiotherapy. I was glad I had continued contributing to the PTC, and was fortunate to receive excellent physio at Castlebrae – just 15 minutes from my home! All the staff I met were first class, as was the treatment.
It’s reassuring to know that this excellent facility is available to us, even after retiring."
Gerry Darling won the top prize of £2,000 in our May 2016 Superdraw
Gerry paid into the PTCs throughout his service after joining Humberside Police as a cadet in 1982, and joined the lottery to lend us extra support.
"The staff at the home were amazing, friendly, knowledgeable, and clearly
experts in what they do. Most importantly, they achieve the required result and
my stay there left me a different person when I left. I owe them a lot."
Gerry served 30 years to the day with Humberside Police, retiring as a Detective Chief Inspector in April 2014. Since that time he has been enjoying life, working part time as a stable lad, a horse box driver, and most recently as a betting assistant on racecourses across the country. At the time of his win, he was preparing for a week’s work at Royal Ascot.
Gerry has a passion for horses, and will use his windfall to purchase a share in a racehorse, a large television, and pay for some days out socialising at race meetings. He fully expects to waste whatever is left!
Geordie Brown won the Kindle HD Fire donated by Amazon
He has been with Lincolnshire Constabulary since 2005 following a career in the armed forces. Years of carrying heavy kit through various war zones took its toll and Geordie found he needed rotator cuff surgery. He visited St Andrews afterwards in February 2015, having donated to The Police Treatment Centres since the start of his police career.
“Even now, paying in and being able to receive treatment like this has proved invaluable. I came on leaps and bounds at Harrogate”.
Geordie joined the lottery whilst staying here as a patient as another way to offer us his support and says “it’s been worth every penny”.
Apparently he also won quite a few raffle prizes through the social committee so he is definitely a lucky man! Well done Geordie!