Earl joins charity lottery

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Earl Spencer has become the first person to sign up for a new lottery which raises money for a hospice.

The 49-year-old, who owns the Althorp estate, signed up to the lottery which will support the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton.

The hospice has joined the Your Hospice Lottery, which offers prizes of up to £1,000 a week.

It costs £1 a week to join and it is hoped it will raise £500,000 over five years.

For more details, visit www.yourhospicelottery.org.uk or call 0800 285 1390.