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Enfield newsagent hits jackpot
An Enfield newsagent has managed to raise more than a million pounds for good causes in Enfield.
Grays newsagents in Enfield Town is one of the oldest independent shops in the town centre, having been established in 1909.
And it has been able to raise £1.606 million through the National Lottery fund.
The money will be going towards good causes in Enfield with the National Lottery determining where it will be spent.
Chris Patel, 67, who has owned the newsagents for more than 30 years, was delighted and surprised when he heard the news.
He said: “I had absolutely no idea it was that much when the rep came down to the shop to tell us, I was gobsmacked.
“We are so proud that we have managed to raised that amount and we are very proud that we have done something for the community because we are part of the Enfield community.”
The money was raised with the sale of lottery tickets and is something which Mr Patel hopes will breathe life back into the town.
He said: “It is a brilliant amount and as someone who has lived and worked here for more than 30 years, we hope that this money can reinvigorate the town and bring back that feel good factor.
“We were very delighted and so was the National Lottery because it doesn’t happen everyday in a small unit like this. It’s nice to be recognised and it makes you feel good about what you have done.”
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