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Derry: No One Deserved The £10,000 Lifeline Jackpot More Than Peter

29 October 2014

Manager Shaun Derry was delighted that Peter Holt was drawn out to win the jackpot last week...

Derry drew out the winning number last week and it was revealed on the Official Site that Holt was the lucky £10,000 winner.

Holt, a lifelong fan who has been in Lifeline for many years and despite being visually impaired, still supports the club by listening to games on his radio in his flat in Netherfield and contributing via Lifeline.

The club organised BBC Radio Nottingham commentator Colin Slater and record goalscorer Les Bradd to visit his house to present the cheque to him, meanwhile the voice of the Magpies also introduced the current Notts boss into his abode.

Derry told the Official Site: "I think Lifeline and visits like this, shows what this club is all about, it's a real community club.

"I was delighted to draw Peter out and then to visit him and present him with his cheque.

"I don't think there's anyone more deserving.

"Just spending time with Peter, having a cup of tea and hearing all his Notts stories just showed me how much of a fan he was, despite him not being able to get to the games.

"I hope that many more fans do sign up to the scheme, because it really is the heartbeat of the club."

Fans can watch the moment when Lifeline Co-Ordinator Lynn Lawson rang Peter up on the club's YouTube video below:

And you can also watch the moment three Notts great's visited Peter's house below:

Lifeline Co-Ordinator Lynn Lawson added: "It's always a pleasure to announce the £10,000 winner, but it felt extra special this year.

"Peter is a lifelong fan and listening to Radio Nottingham on a Saturday is the highlight of his week.  I felt proud to be part of such a presentation 

"Notts means so much to so many people and today's events prove why.

"It's nice that Lifeline can give something back and feel that we can make a huge difference to somebody's life. It was very moving and wonderful to be there."

Peter revealed he was going to spend the money on visiting friends in Scotland and also purchase a brand new digital radio to ensure a crystal clear frequency to listen to the Magpies.

Remember you can join Lifeline for just £2 a week and sign up from the club shop. You can also register your interest by phoning 0115 9557 200  or e-mailing 

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