Lottery Winner Becomes Santa for Local Children
A lottery winning dustbin man has decided to use his money to become Santa for some local children.
Stephen Inglis won £70,000 on a National Lottery Scratch Card and has used the money to hand out toys to almost 120 children at Lagan Village Youth and Community Centre. Inglis said that the centre does fantastic work making a difference to the lives of children and parents in the area and that it was a “special moment” seeing the children’s faces light up when they received their toys.
The group received a £5,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund for a Christmas street party to celebrate diversity in the local area. The centre said that its aim is to offer a number of outreach programmes to help a wide range of people from the community enhance their social and environmental wellbeing.