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Hospice launches raffle to win a car

27th January 2017

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 a colour of their choice. For the first time, the hospice is offering a second prize of £300 High Street vouchers and third prize of £150 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 that 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 at www.strichards.org.uk/car-raffle

The draw will take place at St Richard’s Hospice, Wildwood Drive, Worcester, at 2pm on 31st 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.

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.