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Andy Fry is the latest Seagulls Lotto winner and has donated his £1000 prize to the St Peter & St James Hospice & Continuing Care Centre in North Chailey, Lewes.
Andy, a lifelong Albion fan from Haywards Heath, had the winning ticket from last night’s play-off game against Derby County but had no intention of keeping the money himself.
He told seagulls.co.uk, “When I bought the tickets I said to my wife Donna that I would donate the money to charity if I won, and that’s why I’ve done.
“The St Peter & St James Hospice do an amazing job and they are always looking to build extensions and new wings, so hopefully this money will help towards that.
“The company I work for – Novo Direct – often have sponsored events to help raise funds for the Hospice, so it’s great to be able to make this added donation. It’s just a shame that the Albion didn’t get the result we wanted on the night as well, but we’re far from out of the tie.”
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Andy, whose parents first took him to the Goldstone some 45 years ago, is confident the Seagulls can turn round their play-off semi-final – but he is missing the trip to the iPro Stadium.
“I’ve got a Christening to attend to, but as soon as it’s over I’ll be watching the game.
“I think we’ve got a good chance up there; we know what we’ve got to do and we’ve got an excellent away record this season. I think we can still make it to Wembley.”