Severn Hospice has launched its annual summer raffle which has a top prize of £5,000 pounds.
The Shropshire charity holds two raffles each year – one in the summer and another at Christmas and together they raise thousands of pounds.
This year’s summer raffle has the message of ‘we can’t stop caring’ and the charity, which cares for thousands of people living with incurable illness in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales needs the help of its supporters now more than ever.
Everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the hospice’s caring teams have been committed to ensuring that the hospice essential services continue through this difficult time and beyond.
Karen Swindells, the charity’s lottery manager said: “Taking part in the raffle means people will also be part of the fabulous fundraising support that has responded to our plea for help since the pandemic hit.
“It is only £1 a ticket and we have made sure that taking part is as easy as possible. We have sent out thousands of letters to our supporters inviting them to play and tickets are also available from our website.
“What’s not to like? £1 a ticket, a chance of winning £5,000 and all the while supporting a great local cause.
“We have to raise £2 for every £3 we spend on care and holding our summer raffle is one way we can make that happen – our investment in the prize fund and holding the raffle brings in far more to the hospice than it takes out.”
Heather Tudor, Severn Hospice’s chief executive added: “We’re asking people to be there for us so we can continue to be there for someone else.
“Every ticket bought in our summer raffle helps us to make a difference to somebody living with incurable illness.”
To buy tickets go to bit.ly/SummerRaffle2020