Prizes given to Oakham in Bloom lottery winners

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Green fingered volunteers have handed out prizes during their annual big lottery draw.

Oakham in Bloom is made up of volunteers from across the community who work hard all year round to keep the town looking its best.

The group also enters the annual East Midlands in Bloom competition and took gold last year.

The team is preparing to battle it out in the national Britain in Bloom final and judges will visit the town in the summer.

To raise funds for its work, the group runs a monthly lottery with extra prizes for one month only.

During the big draw, there were six extra prizes this year with a top prize of £50.

Lottery organiser Angie Humphreys and chairman Maureen Dodds were invited to announce the winners at the RATS pantomime Red Riding Hood, at its performance which was held on Thursday, February 12, at the Victoria Hall in Oakham.

The winning tickets were 93, 59, 22, 96, 167, 198, 57, 55 and 213 and the cheques are on their way to the lucky winners.

For a chance to win £30, £20 or £15 each month for just £12 a year, with all proceeds helping to fund Oakham In Bloom projects, e-mail or call Angie Humphreys on 01572 756120.