1st February 2018

Hospice launches £5,000 raffle

A hospice has recently launched its Grand Raffle – boasting a top prize of £5,000.

The St Richard’s Hospice Grand Raffle could see a supporter scoop the cash, having spent just £1 on a ticket.

In the past, the raffle has raised thousands to support the hospice’s free care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

There are five prizes up for grabs in this year’s raffle: first place wins £5,000; second place gets a Belmond Northern Belle train experience for two; the third place prize is a £225 John Lewis shopping experience; fourth place wins £200 of M&S vouchers and fifth place enjoys an overnight stay for two at Stanbrook Abbey in Callow End.

Kelly Johns, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We’re so excited to launch this year’s raffle – it’s a fantastic way to help the hospice and possibly win an amazing prize in return.

“With the help of the community, our raffle can raise £50,000 – which could fund our Day Services for over a month providing specialist, individual care to patients –  or ensure our Family Support team can help families facing the life-limiting illness of a loved one.

“We can’t do what we do without you – so snap up your tickets and get involved!”

The raffle is sponsored by Worcester Racecourse and Karndean Designflooring, which is based in Evesham.

Jenny Cheshire, Executive Director of Worcester Racecourse, said: “The Racecourse is delighted to be supporting the St Richard’s Hospice annual raffle for the ninth year, and are looking forward to working with them on other fundraising events during 2018 also.”

Jay Forrester, Showroom Manager of Karndean Designflooring, said: “We are delighted to support St Richard’s Hospice once again with their annual grand raffle.

“St Richard’s Hospice offers a wonderful service to this community and being regularly involved in fundraising events with the charity is a great way for us to show our support.

“Having a showroom open to the public located in the heart of Evesham, we’re in a fantastic position to promote St Richard’s Hospice and gain entries for the raffle.”

Tickets are available online by visiting strichards.org.uk/event/grandraffle/, alternatively call the Fundraising Department on 01905 763963 or visit one of our St Richard’s shops across the county.

Tickets must be in by Friday, 23rd March 2018 and the draw will take place on Friday, 30th March 2018.