19 March - HX6 3DA - Sowerby Bridge - £30,000
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March 19th, 2017
Two Sowerby Bridge residents are celebrating winning £30,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode!
The Thorp Mill Court neighbours, who play with postcode HX6 3DA, scooped the second of this weekend's two Street Prizes.
The win has come at a perfect time for gym owner Richard Hornsey. "I was literally in the middle of applying for a £25,000 loan to expand my business," he said. "This money will enable me to hire an extra member of staff – something we've needed for a long time – and create two more rooms and a lot more kit."
Richard, who owns Crossfit Boudicca in the area, was also delighted to win with his neighbour, Victoria. "I've known Victoria since I was a baby," he said. "She's my mum's best friend, so I feel like another family member has won."
Service Manager Victoria has a few ideas of how to spend her winnings. "I've just booked a holiday to Florida with Hannah and Daniel – my son and daughter-in-law – and my grandson, Alfie. The flights were pricey and I was worried about my spending money. This will cover it. As well as that, I desperately need a new car. To me, this really is life-changing."
Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt said, "Meeting Richard and Victoria was fantastic today. I loved handing them their winning cheques. People's Postcode Lottery is all about winning with your neighbours, so it's great that these two know each other so well, they're practically family!"
To date, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £182 Million for good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
A project near the winners that has received support from players is Restart Fitness CI, which was awarded £1,914 last year for its Moving Forward after Cancer project.
There weren't just celebrations in Sowerby Bridge this weekend, lucky players in Bingley scooped Saturday's Street Prize and also won £30,000 per ticket.