EuroMillions Winners Donate £500,000 to Partick Thistle FC
31st May 2016 10:20 AM
EuroMillions winners Chris and Colin Weir, who scooped the largest-ever sterling amount on the game in July 2011, have donated another £500,000 to Partick Thistle FC’s youth academy. The move has been welcomed by the club’s chairman, David Beattie, who described it as ‘absolutely massive’ to the BBC.
The couple previously gave £750,000 to establish the Thistle Weir Youth Academy in 2013, which currently runs six sides for children as part of the Club Academy Scotland scheme and has been organised with the goal of finding future talent that will strengthen the current side in the years to come. The latest injection of funds will see the academy through to 2021.
The Weirs aren’t the only EuroMillions winners to splash their cash on their favourite club. Susan and Lee Mullen, who won £4.8 million on the game in February 2011, promptly set about investing some of their windfall in Grimsby Town FC. Lee currently serves as one of the club’s directors, and the couple were in the limelight again recently as they helped contribute towards the funeral costs of a fan who passed away while travelling to Wembley to see Grimsby square off against the Forest Green Rovers in the National League play-off final nearly three weeks ago.
Whether you’d put some of your winnings into your local side’s first team or give them the funds they need to discover future stars in the under-17 set, you’ll need to buy tickets for tonight’s draw if you want to make your sporting dreams come true with EuroMillions. Entries close at 7.30pm BST (8.30pm CEST) this evening ahead of the draw in Paris. Good luck and have fun!
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