Raffle is one in a MILLIION
Huge draw for Kilbryde in-patient unit
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