Hospice launches raffle to win a car

Local residents can start the new year with a great prize: the chance to win a brand new car for just £2 in the St Richard’s Hospice raffle.

Ticket sales from the raffle to win the car will help raise funds to help St Richard’s provide compassionate care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses and support for their loved ones and carers.

One lucky winner will drive away with a brand-new Mazda 2 in the colour of their choice. For the first time, the hospice is offering a second prize of £300 worth of High Street vouchers and a third prize of £150 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers. Charlie Homer, St Richard’s Community Fundraiser said, ‘This is a great way to support the hospice and also be in with a chance to win a fantastic prize! Imagine hearing the news you have won a brand-new car; if you buy a ticket, this could be you! The raffle is very popular and, last year, raised more than £40,000 towards our care. We are hoping it will prove just as successful this year.’

The raffle is kindly sponsored by Edwards Motors, Worcester Racecourse, Karndean Design Flooring and Droitwich Print and Spa Design.

Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Design Flooring, said: ‘We are delighted to be one of the sponsors for the St Richards’s car raffle this year. We value the free specialist care and support that St Richard’s gives within Worcestershire and we are so glad that we can assist in this way.’

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from St Richard’s Hospice shops across the county; St Richard’s Hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, at a variety of venues in the coming months or by telephoning the Fundraising Department on 01905 763963. Tickets are also available online here.

The draw will take place at St Richard’s Hospice, Wildwood Drive, Worcester, at 2.00pm on 31 March, 2017.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed Inpatient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team, as well as many trained volunteers.

In the Inpatient Unit, specialist staff are on-hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.

For more information please visit www.strichards.org.uk.


Photo L–R: Mark Hanson, Droitwich Print; Charlie Homer, St Richard’s Hospice; Laura Gurney, Worcester Racecourse; Gerwyn Perrin-Hughes, Edwards Motors.