A 55-year-old widow from Kings Langley has won £4,000 in a hospice lottery.

Di Walker won her jackpot after entering the Hospice Lottery Partnership Summer Superdraw - put on by the Hospice of St Francis.

She said: "I nearly fell over when they told me.

"I’d won £10 the week before in the regular draw and at first I thought they’d made a mistake and wanted the cheque back.

"When they said they wanted to give me another one and how much it was for, I was over the moon. The most I’ve ever won before is £40."

Di first entered the charity's lottery in 2009 after staff from the hospice started caring for her husband Henry, who was known as "H". He passed away in May 2010.

The 55 year-old added: "He had bowel cancer and emphysema, which made breathing difficult and I just couldn’t have coped without them.

"Any problem we had, they were always there or at the end of a phone.

"They made sure we had everything we needed and they didn’t just care for H, they cared for me and our two boys, Barry and Keith too. They did a marvellous job."

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