Lee Bonehill is jumping for joy after winning the £1,000 prize in Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity lottery.

The Bonehill family, from Tamworth, were inspired to join Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity’s lottery in 2015 following the amazing care their son, Jack, received at the hospital when he was first diagnosed with haemophilia - a disease that prevents blood from clotting properly.

“We never expected to win the lottery, we just wanted to do something to support the hospital and say thank you to the amazing team of staff that regularly see Jack and give him the care and treatment he needs – they are brilliant and like an extension of our family!” Jack’s dad, Lee commented.

Soon after 4-year-old Jack was born he was diagnosed with haemophilia and initially treatment involved regular visits to the hospital at least three times a week with his mum Sarah – who Lee describes as ‘amazing’. Lee added: “Jack is very brave young boy, who takes everything in his stride, we’re incredibly proud of him.

“We are so grateful to the consultants and nurses who have been involved in Jack’s care.  A few Christmas’s ago we were deciding on how we could support the hospital and rather than buy Christmas cards we decided to join the lottery. We can’t believe we have won the £1,000 prize!” 

Miranda Williams, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Charity, said: “We’re over the moon to hear that the Bonehill family’s luck has changed, and that they’re the deserving winners of our £1,000 lottery prize!

“Taking part in our weekly lottery is really simple and for every £1 played each week, 50p goes directly to the hospital, helping the 90,000 children we treat each year have the best experience possible.”

To find out more and sign up, visit https://www.bch.org.uk/lottery