Lowestoft woman one of team of multi-millionaire lottery winners who revamped Black Notley pool

National Lottery winners pictured helping out on a build at Black Notley Community Association in Br

National Lottery winners pictured helping out on a build at Black Notley Community Association in Braintree, Essex. Pictured are the team working hard in the sunshine to complete the job. - Credit: VERVATE

Lottery winners with a combined worth of £25million mucked in to help create a holiday haven in Black Notley.

National Lottery winners pictured helping out on a build at Black Notley Community Association in Br

National Lottery winners pictured helping out on a build at Black Notley Community Association in Braintree, Essex. Pictured are the team working hard in the sunshine to complete the job. - Credit: VERVATE

The lucky workforce revamped the Black Notley Community Association’s swimming pool, aided by association volunteers.

A rotten roof and shed were replaced, changing rooms painted and two new beach huts built.

They were overseen by Paralympic gold medallist swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate, who said: “The association volunteers should be really proud that they’ve managed to keep the pool going and the winners should be over the moon at what’s been achieved in one day with sheer hard work and determination.

“Who knows, maybe this pool will be instrumental in finding a future Olympian or Paralympian.”

National Lottery winners pictured helping out on a build at Black Notley Community Association in Br

National Lottery winners pictured helping out on a build at Black Notley Community Association in Braintree, Essex. Pictured are the team working hard in the sunshine to complete the job. - Credit: VERVATE

Tania George, association secretary, said: “We are extremely grateful to all of the lottery winners for supporting us in this way and giving their time.

“I just can’t believe that millionaires were willing to do this for us, it makes us feel like lottery winners too.”

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One of the winners, Jean Swatman from Lowestoft who scooped £2million on a Lotto jackpot, said: “It is easy to give money away when you have won the lottery but I think it is really important to give time too – winning the lottery gives you these options and the time to do things you may previously have wanted to do but were unable because of work commitments.

“With my own grandchildren I know how important it is to have safe and enjoyable facilities in your area, especially during the long summer holidays, so I am really pleased to have been able to give my time in this way and know that we have left a corner of Essex much more appealing than when we first arrived.”

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