Friday, February 15, 2013

Winner of £161M on EuroMillions Lottery created charity fund

Chris and Colin Weir, who won £161 million on EuroMillions lottery last July 2011 has created The Weir Charitable Trust fund.

The charity created with a £5 million endowment which aims to support Scottish groups, individual or other charities providing services in the country.

The couple said: "We are delighted that the Weir Charitable Trust is now open for business. Since we won the EuroMillions lottery, it has been a privilege to be in a position to provide support where we could.

"But we have been looking at finding a more structured way to share our good fortune on an ongoing basis across Scotland. It has taken some time to set up, but we are pleased that the trust will now allow us to do that at a time when good causes in Scotland are struggling."

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