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Kidderminster postcode wins £20,000
7:30am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
A KIDDERMINSTER music therapist has hit the right note when her postcode won £20,000 with the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Angela Cattanach-Chell’s postcode was drawn in the charity lottery’s £10,000 Saturday Street Prize and with two winning tickets, the prize money was doubled.
The 72-year-old is the director of the Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies, a charity that works with people with autism, dementia and special needs using music and art.
Mrs Cattanach-Chell said: “It’s really difficult to believe that it’s true. My husband Peter, and I are trying to create a wild flower garden at home, so the money would come in handy to complete that. There are also a couple of other house renovations that we would like to get finished.”
Mrs Cattanach-Chell was presented her prize money by Scott Quinnell, the People’s Postcode Lottery Street Prize presenter at the Birmingham Centre.
She added: “It was great having the Lottery team along to the centre. Scott jumped straight on the bongo drums and got involved and I got on the piano and together we created a thank you song.”
Players of the postcode lottery have raised over £20.7 million for good causes across the country, including over £4.9 million for charity groups and organisations through small grant-giving charity, People’s Postcode Trust.
People’s Postcode Trust is currently open for funding applications from community groups, sports clubs and registered charities from £500 up to £10,000.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, November 9.