Paula has won £315 for charity after placing a bet on the winner of the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, Amazing Maria, which came in at 17/2. 

Paula was given a free £50 charity bet when she visited her local Ladbrokes shop in Mirfield recently to learn more about the industry, the customer experience and meet some of the colleagues. 

She placed a canny bet of £25 each way on the winning horse, mainly, like so many betting punters, because she liked the name.  Amazing Maria was not the front runner in the field but Sherriff’s beginners luck clearly paid off when the horse was able to see off its international rivals and cross the line first.   

The winnings have been donated to Kirkwood Hospice who provide specialist care free of charge to adults in Kirklees with advanced, progressive illnesses.

As she presented her winnings to charity representatives at her local Ladbrokes shop, Paula Sherriff said, “I’m delighted my first flutter on the races has paid off and enabled me to donate my winnings to Kirkwood Hospice, who are my chosen charity throughout the course of this parliament. They do some fantastic work locally and really make a difference to the local residents they help”.




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