Retailer is top lottery shop

(L-R) Julie Williams and daughter Leyla (6yrs) from Burnham-on-Sea; Wendy O’Carroll, CEO and founder

(L-R) Julie Williams and daughter Leyla (6yrs) from Burnham-on-Sea; Wendy O’Carroll, CEO and founder, Ups & Downs South West and son Oliver (17yrs) from Westonzoyland; Colin Morris, owner, G W Hurley; Jane Kippax and daughter Lottie (8) from Wedmore - Credit: Archant

? A SOMERSET store has been named the top independent retailer for lottery funding in the South West.

(L-R): Jane Kippax and daughter Lottie (8) from Wedmore; Wendy O’Carroll, CEO and founder, Ups & Do

(L-R): Jane Kippax and daughter Lottie (8) from Wedmore; Wendy O’Carroll, CEO and founder, Ups & Downs South West and son Oliver (17yrs) from Westonzoyland; Colin Morris, owner, G W Hurley; Julie Williams and daughter Leyla (6yrs) from Burnham-on-Sea. - Credit: Archant

GW Hurley newsagents in Burnham’s High Street has raised £2.8million for the lottery’s good causes through its customers since 1994.

(L-R) Wendy O’Carroll, CEO and Founder of Bridgwater charity Ups & Downs South West, and her son Oli

(L-R) Wendy O’Carroll, CEO and Founder of Bridgwater charity Ups & Downs South West, and her son Oliver (17 yrs) present Colin Morris, owner of G W Hurley in Burnham-on-Sea, with a commemorative plaque to say thank you to the store and its customers for raising £2.8 million for life changing projects. It is the highest amount raised by any independent retailer in the South West since The National L*ttery began in November 1994. - Credit: Archant

The store was presented with a plaque marking its achievement by the National Lottery.

(L-R) Lottie Kippax (8 yrs) from Wedmore, Oliver Hellowell (17 yrs) from Westonzoyland and Leyla Wil

(L-R) Lottie Kippax (8 yrs) from Wedmore, Oliver Hellowell (17 yrs) from Westonzoyland and Leyla Williams (6 yrs) from Burnham-on-Sea present Colin Morris (centre right), owner of G W Hurley newsagents in Burnham-on-Sea, with a commemorative plaque to say thank you to the store and its customers for raising over £2.8 million for life changing National L*ttery projects, such as Bridgewater based Ups & Downs South West. It is the highest amount raised by any independent retailer in the South West since The National Lottery began in November 1994. - Credit: Archant

Owner Colin Morris, aged 68, said: “It’s great to get recognition for all the hard work we put in to promoting and selling National Lottery games and it’s wonderful to know that it really benefits local projects.

“The plaque will take pride of place in the store so that our customers can see what a truly life-changing difference they make every time they buy a National Lottery ticket.”


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Pictured from left: Julie Williams and daughter Leyla (aged six) from Burnham; Wendy O’Carroll, CEO and founder, Ups & Downs South West and son Oliver; Colin Morris, owner, GW Hurley; Jane Kippax and daughter Lottie (aged eight) from Wedmore.

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