Lyme Regis lottery winner works on farm

A LYME Regis lottery winner swopped champagne for a shovel to help out with a community farm.

Derek Thompson scooped �2,704,666 with his wife Elaine on their wedding anniversary on December 1995.

And he recently joined fellow National Lottery winners to help re-fence animal pens and clear ponds at Lawrence Weston estate, in Bristol.

Ian Fielder, community development worker at the farm, said: “We’re delighted that lottery winners from across the region came along to lend us a hand.

“All the work they did will be of great benefit to the local community here.”

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