Gillian Walton, a retired officer who served with Northumberland Police Force, recently won £2000 in the December Superdraw edition of the Police Treatment Centres Charity Lottery.
Gillian became a member of the Police Treatment Centre Charity Lottery after attending as a patient at Castlebrae many years ago and witnessed first-hand what a valuable facility the Police Treatment Centres is to Serving and Retired Officers. Gillian has since attended Castlebrae on several occasions as a Serving Officer and also since retirement.
Gillian commented that “after many years as a member, it was a lovely surprise to win the £2,000 top prize. Once travel is relaxed after a difficult 2 years due to the pandemic, I hope to spend the winnings bringing my family together for a long overdue catch up.”
Mrs Mary Reeveley recently won £100 in our September Charity Lottery Draw. Mrs Reeveley wanted to send us a testimonial in thanks to the Charity for her Prize. Mrs Reeveley plans to put her winnings towards a new bedroom carpet.
Mrs Reeveley was unable to write out the testimonial herself so enlisted the assistance of her daughter who kindly relayed her thoughts. Unfortunately, Mrs Reeveley is severely short sighted and not well at present. She wanted everyone at the Police Treatment Centres to know that getting the news of her win made her very happy.
From all of the team at the Police Treatment Centres, we would like to thank Mrs Reeveley for her lovely words and to wish her a speedy recovery.
Francis Roger Williamson, a retired officer who served in Lancashire and Merseyside Police Forces, recently won £50 in the June edition of the Police Treatment Centres Charity Lottery.
Previously, Francis has attended both of our centres, Harrogate in 2000 after a serious motorbike accident and Auchterarder in 2012 following a Heart procedure. This makes Francis ideally placed to bear witness to the fantastic, class leading Physiotherapy and Psychological Wellbeing provision on offer at the PTC.
Here is Francis’s story…
“After being involved in a serious motorcycle accident, my tibia and fibia were fractured in three places, following surgery my leg was plated and screwed with titanium screws. The surgeon carrying out the procedure advised that I would require further surgery in around 7 years. Due to the high quality of the Physio treatment that I received at the centre, 20 years later I still have no further problems. At Auchterarder I also received fantastic treatment. Both centres are extremely comfortable, the staff are lovely and the food is amazing”.
Francis tells us that he plans to spend his winnings on a new electric toothbrush and that to this day, he still rides his motorbike.
The staff at the PTC would like to thank Francis for his lovely words and hope that he enjoys his Lottery winnings.
Mr Gary Littler, Retired Officer from South Yorkshire won the top prize of £1,000 in the February edition of the Police Treatment Centres Charity Lottery
Gary made the decision to enter the Charity Lottery as having attended on a number of occasions as a patient, both as a Serving and Retired Officer, he realises that a Charity as worthwhile as the PTC requires support and the Lottery is a brilliant way to do this.
Gary plans to spend his winning cheque on a well deserved Holiday and made the following, heartfelt comments about his feelings towards the PTC.
"The care and compassion given at the PTC are second to none. I can only implore all Serving Officers to sign up and benefit as I have, as a Serving Officer and then into my retirement".
Mr Martin Richard Johnson, serving Dog Handler with the Ministry of Defence Force won the top prize of £2,000 in our Festive Lottery Superdraw
Upon signing up to the Police Treatment Centres, Martin noticed the opportunity to enter the Charity Lottery and thought it would be a great way to contribute to a fantastic cause whilst at the same time earning the opportunity to benefit from a chance of scooping a prize but in all honesty, never really expected to.
Martin has not required the use of either of the Centres within his career but appreciates the peace of mind knowing it is available, should he need time and space to recover and rehabilitate.
Martin plans to spend his winnings on a lovely holiday for him and his wife, he then hopes to use the remainder to contribute saving towards the deposit for a new home.
We wish Martin and his wife all the best.
Mrs Susan Flannigan, a Retired Officer from the Durham Constabulary won one of our five spot prizes in our Festive Lottery Superdraw, the Police Treatment Centre Cycling jersey signed by the Australia Cycling team
Mrs Flannigan was delighted to win the Cycling jersey as her and her family are massive cycling fans. Mrs Flannigan first heard about the PTC Charity Lottery when it was very first established via a communication at work and although Mrs Flannigan has been fortunate enough to never need the use of either Centres, she knows through the testimony of many of her colleagues who have, the invaluable service that the Police treatment Centres provide. "I know colleagues who have attended the Centres who have benefited immensely from the treatment they have received and who speak very highly of the services provided with regards to recuperation both physically and mentally. I decided to become a member of the Lottery to raise funds for this valuable service with the added benefit that I may one day win a prize".
We wish Mrs Flannigan and her family all the best and hope that they enjoy their well deserved prize.