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Lottery winners from Ipswich create giant gingerbread house for Essex charity in time for Christmas

PUBLISHED: 13:15 01 December 2016 | UPDATED: 13:15 01 December 2016

Richard and Cathy Brown creating a magical super-sized gingerbread playhouse for the HamlinTrust in Essex. Image: Ady Kerry

Richard and Cathy Brown creating a magical super-sized gingerbread playhouse for the HamlinTrust in Essex. Image: Ady Kerry

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Ipswich millionaires got into the Christmas spirit this week by donating a giant gingerbread house to an Essex charity.

National Lottery winners with a combined worth of £35million creating a magical super-sized gingerbread playhouse for the HamlinTrust in Essex and gifting it to them as part of #GivingTuesday. Image: Ady KerryNational Lottery winners with a combined worth of £35million creating a magical super-sized gingerbread playhouse for the HamlinTrust in Essex and gifting it to them as part of #GivingTuesday. Image: Ady Kerry

Richard and Cathy Brown, who won a whopping £6.1million in July 2013, worked for several hours to help build a gingerbread-themed playhouse.

The festive wood cabin now hopes to support adults with learning disabilities at the Rochford-based Roots and Shoots project.

Ms Brown said: “I know that National Lottery funding helps so many organisations but it’s great to witness first hand the effect of funding, and all made possible by National Lottery players.

“While our life has been changed overnight with the win, it’s good to know that other incredibly important projects just like this are also lottery winners.

“We’ve had a great time working with the project on the gingerbread house and I really hope this gift will help Roots and Shoots continue to grow and develop to help many more people in the future. The team here are an inspiration and deserve our support.”

Donate to the Roots and Shoots project by clicking here.

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