"I'm a big kid at heart", says Trowbridge lottery winner
76 year old John Alford from Trowbridge has described winning the lottery as "a wonderful, wonderful feeling knowing that we won’t have a financial care in the world for the rest of our days". John and his wife Pauline have been playing the lottery since it first started in 1994.
John has been retired for 10 years. Before that he worked as a fireman on the footplate of steam engines with the old Great Western Railway, a long-distance lorry driver with the former Watney Brewery and a Transport and General Workers’ Union convenor.
Along with his wife Pauline John has three children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. John has already booked them a two week holiday to Florida.
We’re a very close family and I’ve always dreamed of taking everyone to Florida and going on the roller coasters. I’m a big kid at heart.
But Pauline and I will also look to move home and maybe buy a bungalow close to our daughter, Debra. I am also going to buy a new car, something big enough to be able to transport the grandchildren around in.
76 year old John Alford, from Trowbridge has won £1.4 million on the National Lottery. John said his family are very close and he'd always joked that if he won the lottery he'd take them all on holiday - so that's what they're doing!
Grenville Jones talks about his dreams for the charity he founded. Golden Oldies was set up in Bath five years ago using music to brighten the lives of older people. It's now expanded across the west and has been shortlisted for a National Lottery award for its work with schools.
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A Bristol charity that uses music to brighten lives has been shortlisted for a National Lottery Award. More than 80 disabled and older people regularly attend "Golden Oldies" at Withywood Community Centre. Here they are dancing to "Hi ho Silver Lining" with some visiting schoolchildren.
This is one of many sessions across the West that offer singing, activities and the chance to get to know one another. The Jubilee Time after Time project, part of the charity's work with schools, has been nominated in the Education category. To vote click here