Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Diamond Win; Lucky Dinner Guest Picks Up Pounds 1,500 Prize

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Diamond Win; Lucky Dinner Guest Picks Up Pounds 1,500 Prize

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Byline: LINDSEY MUSSETT

IT WAS a gem of a night for solicitor Leanne Nash, who came away from a charity dinner with a diamond worth pounds 1,500.

The diamond was donated to Butterwick Hospice Care by Yarm jewellers Jill Freeman and Hugo Holmes, of Freeman Jewellers, as top prize at Butterwick's glittering black tie dinner.

Guests bought tickets for a chance to win the half carat, brilliant-cut, loose diamond, and lucky Leanne walked away with the prize.

The dinner, at Rockliffe Hall, near Darlington, on Friday, raised pounds 10,000 for the hospice.

Leanne, 32, of Ingleby Barwick, who has worked for Archer's Law in Stockton for six years, said: "I was delighted to win such a fantastic prize. I'm not sure what I will do with it -possibly keep it as an investment.

"I had never won anything in my life before, but in the past few months I have won a free pamper day and now the diamond. Perhaps I should start buying a lottery ticket! …

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