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Former lottery winner gives potatoes for free to families in coronavirus isolation

Former lottery winner gives potatoes for free to families in coronavirus isolation

Monday, March 30, 2020

A British woman who bought a farm in England thanks to her lottery prize gave free potatoes to families affected by a coronavirus.

A 51-year-old Susan Herdman relocated to the farmhouse after hitting the big one in the National Lottery in 2010. After the Covid-19 outbreak, she started sharing her own, home-grown potatoes. She shared a post in a Facebook group after locals started stockpiling food following the coronavirus outbreak.

Herdman brought her produce to local families in isolation. She also delivered potatoes to disabled children. And this is on top of placing a generous bag of potatoes for the North Yorkshire residents to pick up.

"I delivered all day Saturday and all day Sunday," says Susan, "From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m" she adds and mentions her leg ache and backache as she had to pick everything all by hand. The generous lottery winner was then flooded with hundreds of messages from the grateful people. One of the letters, in particular, said 'in a world so dark and selfish, you have made us smile.'"

Herdman mentioned that the idea was to show the generosity of farmers as everyone faced empty shop shelves amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"To me, it's not a big thing, we're just giving away potatoes," she shared. "I don't understand selfish people, I've been a giver all my life. Hopefully, it proves that farmers aren't that tight."

Local Council member for Boroughbridge, Robert Windass highly praised Susan Herdman for her community contributions. He said that it was very generous of her to help the community so much in uncertain times. It also helped to show that there was plenty of food around.

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