Raf­fle is one in a MILLIION

Huge draw for Kil­bryde in-pa­tient unit

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - An­drea O’Neill

You could be one in a mil­lion in Kil­bryde Hos­pice’s raf­fle to re­mem­ber.

That’s be­cause or­gan­is­ers want to sell a mil­lion tick­ets ahead of this year’s big au­tumn draw which aims to raise funds for the fa­cil­ity’s new in-pa­tient unit.

The fundrais­ing team at the pal­lia­tive care cen­tre, based in the grounds of Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Hairmyres, have a host of top prizes in­clud­ing a brand-new red Kia Pi­canto and £1000 cash.

And you could end up in the city that never sleeps, thanks to their tireless fundrais­ers – with a hol­i­day to New York up for grabs.

Kil­bryde Hos­pice fundrais­ing as­sis­tant Car­rie Robert­son ad­mits they wanted to do some­thing to catch the eye in what is a landmark year for the charity.

She told the News: “We have launched our Kil­bryde Hos­pice an­nual raf­fle for 2018.

“This is the year that we open our new in-pa­tient unit which, when fully op­er­a­tional, will cost in the re­gion of £2.6 mil­lion per an­num to run.

“The raf­fle is a fun way to get the com­mu­nity in­volved in sup­port­ing the hos­pice and raise money, as well as the chance to win one of our three fan­tas­tic prizes.

“We want to make it our big­gest, most suc­cess­ful raf­fle ever, and can’t wait for ev­ery­one to get in­volved.

“This is a mas­sive chal­lenge and one that we want to spread the word about to not only raise funds for the hos­pice but also get word of the hos­pice and the ser­vices that we pro­vide to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble.

“We are look­ing to get cor­po­ra­tions in­volved, large or­gan­i­sa­tions and mem­bers of the pub­lic all to raise money for a fan­tas­tic cause.”

The hos­pice cur­rently pro­vides day, care at home and coun­selling ser­vices from its East Kilbride base which opened in Jan­uary 2015 at a cost of £4 mil­lion.

At the end of last year it was an­nounced that the hos­pice would be open­ing its in-pa­tient unit this year.

The new unit al­lows staff to pro­vide 24-7 care for up to 12 pa­tients at a time and all the money raised goes di­rectly to­wards pro­vid­ing th­ese ser­vices for the East Kilbride com­mu­nity.

Raf­fle tick­ets cost £2 each or £10 for a book of five.

The dead­line for en­tries is Oc­to­ber 1. Win­ners will be drawn at ran­dom early that month.

This is a mas­sive chal­lenge and we want to spread the word

It could be you Hope the mas­cot joins Kil­bryde Hos­pice staff in launch­ing their big raf­fle

Trip of a life­time A hol­i­day to New York is one of the prizes on of­fer

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