Lotto winner helps centre

SELSTON Lottery winner Alan Rowley has donated £500 to an animal sanctuary.

Alan handed over the cash to Brinsley Animal Rescue. The sanctuary has grown in the last few years and accommodates more 300 animals from local wildlife to Dartmoor Ponies, which are very rare.

Alan’s money will help build a new stable block for some of the animals and hopefully his gesture will help raise the profile of this growing facility which needs over £30,000 every year to run.

He said: “I love animals and when I read about the need to raise money I offered to donate to them not only some cash, but also the use of some of my land to accommodate some of the animals.”

Alan, originally from Eastwood, won £1.9m on the National Lottery in September 2009.

The centre was over the moon at the donation made after Alan visited its open day.