YANCHEP couple Noel and Glenda Shea are planning a holiday to Hawaii after good fortune came their way.
Mr Shea won a seven-night holiday in Cancer Council’s Ultimate Lifestyle Lottery and they plan to travel to Hawaii next year.
“I really was gobsmacked for a while when I found out the news and quite chuffed because this is the first major prize I have ever won in a lottery,” he said.
Mr Shea said knowing funds raised from the lottery go towards cancer research, prevention and support was an added bonus.
“We know lots of people who have been affected by cancer, including Glenda’s son, who died from melanoma in 2000 at the age of 38,” he said.
Cancer Council WA chief executive Susan Rooney said the Sheas were among more than 6500 winners in the lottery who won prizes including luxury vehicles, overseas and local getaways, entertainment systems and home appliances.
She said the lottery helped Cancer Council, which relies on community donations, to increase its reach and impact.
“There are more people living longer with cancer and more people being diagnosed with cancer, which means there is a growing demand for Cancer Council services,” Ms Rooney said.