Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Shoppers raise £1,418 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

Photo: The Win a BMW promotion at Heathfield Waitrose

Shoppers in Heathfield raised more than £1,400  for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a BMW 1 Series worth £23,000.

Staff and volunteers from the charity sold tickets for the Win a BMW Draw at the Station Road store last week (May 17th & 18th).

A grand total of £1,418.94 was raised in ticket sales and donations for the service, which relies almost entirely on public support to continue its vital work.

James Cook, Head of Lotteries & Gaming, said: "We are so grateful to Waitrose in Heathfield for giving us a new platform to raise awareness of the charity, and to the public for their fantastic support."

Tickets for the car raffle cost £5 each and can be purchased online at www.raffle.me.uk with the draw taking place on November 2nd.

The winner can pick the colour of their car and there will also be a second and third prize of £1,000 and a helicopter pleasure flight from Redhill Aerodrome, where one of the charity's aircraft is based.

The five door BMW sports hatch boasts tyre pressure monitoring, a Thatcham 1 alarm system, ISOFIX child seat system, on-board computer, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth handsfree function, USB audio and a rain sensor.

Supporters can also buy a ticket for the Win a BMW Draw at this weekend's Heathfield Show. The charity's stall will be situated opposite the fairground.

 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Shoppers raise £1,600 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

Photo: Win a BMW – the promotional car

Shoppers in Burgess Hill raised more than £1,600 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a BMW 1 Series worth £23,000.

Staff and volunteers for the life-saving charity sold tickets for the Win a BMW draw at Market Place Shopping Centre last week (3rd – 5th May).

A grand total of £1,604.11 was raised in ticket sales and donations for the charity, which relies almost entirely on public support to continue its vital service.

A woman whose husband was airlifted after a gliding accident at Storrington was among the supporters who bought a ticket. He has since made a full recovery.

Tickets for the car raffle cost £5 each and can be purchased online at www.raffle.me.uk with the draw taking place on November 2nd.

This year, there will also be a second and third prize of £1,000 and a helicopter pleasure flight from Redhill Aerodrome where one of the charity's aircraft is based.

James Cook, Head of Lotteries & Gaming, said: "Our car raffle is a brilliant way to support our vital work, whilst giving people the opportunity to win a brand new BMW this November. We are so grateful to Market Place Shopping Centre, and to the general public, for supporting us so well in the community."

Last year's car raffle raised enough money to fund 100 potentially life-saving missions, and was won by Mrs Cox from Canterbury.