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Lottery winners give some Essex sparkle to gingerbread house build

11 Dec Lottery winners give some Essex sparkle to gingerbread house build

National Lottery millionaires from across the South of England pulled on their sparkly jumpers and festive hats to give an early Christmas present to the Little Bridge House hospice in Barnstaple; they created a giant gingerbread inspired playhouse filled with toys for the charity and their families to enjoy. 

With a combined wealth of over £23 million, the lottery winners gave Santa and his elves a run for their money when they turned a simple wood cabin into a magical super-sized gingerbread themed house for the hospice to use as a permanent outdoor playhouse the whole year round.


Children’s Hospice South West, which is made up of three hospices including Little Bridge House, provides hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and support for their whole family. The care they offer is wide ranging; respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care.


The lottery winners worked over a 24-hour period to create a bespoke gingerbread house for the charity and fill it with resources for the children and their siblings. Arming themselves with 75 paint brushes, 20 rollers, more than 100 litres of paint and countless decorations and twinkly lights, the group set about creating a fantastic festive funhouse that delighted the team at Little Bridge House.