Morecambe Lottery millionaires bring Christmas gifts to sick children

Lottery winner Robert Scarr with 15-year-old Nathan Kirwan at a Manchester hospital. Photo by Gareth Jones
Lottery winner Robert Scarr with 15-year-old Nathan Kirwan at a Manchester hospital. Photo by Gareth Jones

A couple who won £6.3m on the National Lottery put smiles on faces of young patients during a Christmas visit to hospital.

Robert and Denise Scarr, who won the Lottery in April, joined other prize winners as they delivered sacks of presents to children at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

Denise Scarr from Morecambe with eight year old George Whitworth at University Hospital South Manchester. Photo by Gareth Jones.

Denise Scarr from Morecambe with eight year old George Whitworth at University Hospital South Manchester. Photo by Gareth Jones.

They brought giant advent calendars, sensory toys and other gifts to give the youngsters a real boost at Christmas time.

The Scarrs won £6,311,254 with a Lucky Dip Lotto ticket bought from Morrisons supermarket in Morecambe after matching all six numbers as the sole winners during a rollover week.

Both then gave up their jobs, Denise in the fabric department at Dunelm Mill in Morecambe and Robert as a dumper truck driver at Back Lane Quarry in Carnforth.