Burnley man scoops Barry Kilby £5,000 lottery prize

A Burnley man has become the latest winner of the £5,000 Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal lottery prize.

The lottery helps fund the charity’s vital work, and plays a key role in BKPCA’s ability to keep increasing the number of testing days that it runs.

A draw for the £5,000 top prize is held twice a year.

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Due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions BKPCA was unable to meet the winner in person to present them with their prize.

Barry Kilby started the BKPCA charity in 2014

However, Mr Kilby said: “We would like to say a huge congratulations to the winner and thank them so much for their support over the years.

"The money raised through the lottery really can save men’s lives from prostate cancer. We will be back later in the year with our test days once again and we hope to see you all there.“

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The pandemic has heavily hampered BKPCA’s efforts as most testing days coincide with sporting events such as matchdays at Turf Moor as well as local amateur sports clubs,

such as Burnley Golf Club.

With no fans in stadiums and amateur sport currently restricted, the charity is worried that many cases are now going undetected.

Primary fundraising events and activities are also on hold making revenue streams like the lottery even more important for the charity.

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The lottery costs £10 a month to play, and there are various cash prizes up for grabs, including the next big £5,000 jackpot draw in the summer.

Anybody wishing to sign up can do so here.