Group is sky high after lottery win

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A SCARBOROUGH club is flying high after winning the top prize in the Saint Catherine’s Hospice Lottery.

The Scarborough Historical Aircraft Club’s won the £2,000 jackpot.

Club Vice Chairman Malcolm Smith said: “We are absolutely thrilled.

“We don’t have a great deal of funds in the club and this is a tremendous boost for us.”

The club meets at the TA Centre in Coldyhill Lane and is a place for members to get together to celebrate all types of historical aircraft.

Mr Smith said one thing the club was looking to buy was a digital projector to use for presentations and the lottery win would enable them to buy one.

The club was formed in the early 1960s, and meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the TA Centre in Coldyhill Lane, at 7.45pm. It is open to anyone who has an interest in aeroplanes of any sort.

Saint Catherine’s deputy Lottery manager Christine Craig said the club’s win demonstrated that clubs, societies and associations could win cash prizes as well as individuals.

She said: “Having Lottery numbers is a great way for local organisations to support Saint Catherine’s and, if they win, to boost their club funds too.”

Mrs Craig said she would be delighted to hear from any other clubs or societies, and any individuals who would like lottery numbers.

“The lottery makes a very valuable contribution to hospice funds and we are very grateful to those people who join in. We are always keen to encourage more to take part.”