Barbara Wragg, lottery winner and philanthropist

Barbara Wragg, who has died at 77, was a hospital worker from Sheffield who won £7.6m on the lottery and immediately set about giving away £5.5m of it.
The windfall, in January 2000, thrust Barbara and her husband, Ray, into the public spotlight, but they eschewed the familiar “spend, spend, spend” mantra and said they never once regretted their decision.
“Barbara said that what we have to do with this is to help a lot of people – and that’s what we did,” said Ray.
“Giving so much of it away never bothered us one bit and we would do it all again. We enjoyed every bit of it and we made a lot... read more

 
26 May 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 40
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