A PERSHORE animal lover has scooped a £250 prize in a community lottery and raised money for a charity in the process.

Richard Booker bagged the prize in the Worcester Community Lottery, which was set up last year, and nominated the RSPCA’s Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire branch to benefit from his support.

Mr Booker said: “I believe that charity starts at home; what I like about the Worcester Community Lottery at worcesterlottery.org is that all the money raised goes to support good causes on our doorstep.

“I am a long-term supporter of the RSPCA. Since its rescue and rehoming centre opened at The Holdings in Kempsey just over three years ago, it has found new homes for over 1,000 animals in need. The centre is dependent on donations to continue doing this fantastic work – the Community Lottery is a great way to support local animals in need of our help.”