Photo: A convertible Mini Cooper
Shoppers in Maidstone raised almost £2,500 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a brand new convertible Mini Cooper.
Volunteers for the Marden-based charity sold tickets for the prize draw at Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre earlier this month (April 1st, 2nd and 3rd).
A grand total of £2,496.31 was raised in ticket sales and donations from the first promotion for the Win a Mini raffle in aid of the air ambulance which relies almost entirely on public support.
The £18,000 three-door Caribbean blue 1.5 Mini Cooper, a brand new model, boasts tyre pressure monitoring, a Thatcham 1 alarm system, ISOFIX child seat system, front foglights, on-board computer, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth hands-free function with USB radio, reversing camera and rear sensors.
The charity is very grateful to Barretts of Canterbury, a Kent-based family-run business famous for its motor dealerships in Canterbury and Ashford who are supporting the year-long campaign.
Tickets for the raffle cost £5 each and can be purchased online at www.raffle.me.uk and the draw will take place on March 31st, 2017, making it a perfect present for the summer months.
Last year’s raffle was held to celebrate the charity’s Silver Jubilee and raised more than £210,000 – enough to fund 84 potentially lifesaving missions.
Air Ambulance Lottery Manager James Cook said: “As a local charity, we are really grateful to Fremlin Walk for kindly allowing us to come back for a second year to promote the Win a Mini raffle, and the public for their support.”