Myeloma UK Lottery player wins £1,000

Ceri Wootton from Mumbles, Swansea wanted to give regularly to Myeloma UK. After signing up to the Myeloma UK Lottery last year, she was lucky enough to win £1,000.

Fundraising news // 21st February 2019

Ceri’s husband Tim was a myeloma patient, who sadly passed away in October 2017. He was first diagnosed in June 2014 after experiencing spinal pain which had been put down to an old back injury. He underwent his first round of chemotherapy soon after diagnosis. Unfortunately, he became unwell and the treatment was stopped.

Tim became well enough again to receive another cycle, but the side effects were so severe that the couple decided to discontinue treatment.

“It was a tough decision to stop treatment but the right decision for us,” explains Ceri, “We spent quality time at home together during his illness. Caring for him and ensuring he was as comfortable as possible was a privilege and the most rewarding thing I have done.”

The couple were able to travel and visit family overseas, doing what they could to create wonderful memories.

“I had huge support from Tim’s GP and practice nurses, the Florence Nightingale Hospice community nurse and district nurses. I always received helpful advice on specific concerns around Tim’s illness from the Myeloma Infoline.”

After Tim passed away, Ceri wanted to regularly support Myeloma UK.

“Myeloma is a devastating disease and requires lots more research to better understand and therefore diagnose and treat patients much earlier. Giving regularly in this or any other way, is a great way to support the charity that had been a great source of support and advice during Tim’s illness.”

Ceri signed up for the Myeloma UK Lottery which launched last year and was delighted when she recently won £1,000.

“The timing couldn’t have been better – my mum is currently undergoing treatment for a blood disorder so it was lovely to have some good news to share with her and planning a holiday together will be an incentive to stay strong and positive.

“My friends have also been trying to persuade me to have a holiday with them and I’m hoping the win will be a little sign from Tim to go with his blessing.”

The Myeloma UK Lottery is a great way to support our work and help those affected by myeloma. You can play for as little as £1 a week with the chance to win a grand prize of £25,000. To find out more, please visit our Myeloma UK Lottery webpage.