Southern Area Hospice Services are delighted to launch their 2018 Car Raffle which gives people the chance to win a brand new Hyundai i10 Car, whilst helping to raise vital funds for local Hospice Services.
Tickets for the car raffle, which is in association with Saltmarine Cars and the Oaks Centre in Dungannnon, are only £1 each, and will go on sale at the Oaks Centre in Dungannon on Monday 12th March 2018. As well as the chance to win a brand new car there is also two cash prizes of £250 and £100 up for grabs.
Michael Salt and Gareth Morrow of Saltmarine Cars and Maureen Hanna of the Oaks Centre joined Anne Mac Oscar of Southern Area Hospice recently at Saltmarine to help launch the campaign.
All the funds raised through the car raffle will help Southern Area Hospice Services to continue their work providing care and support to people in the Southern Health Trust area who are living with Cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease.
To continue to provide the level of care currently available to local people and their families, the Southern Area Hospice Fundraising Department must raise £2.6 million in 2018 and the car raffle makes a valuable contribution towards this.
Southern Area Hospice Services provides this care through a number of services in the local area including a Day Hospice Unit which is located on the D Floor in the South Tyrone Hospital. The Day Hospice Unit is a nurse managed unit which offers respite care and support to patients. Southern Area Hospice Services also offer counselling services and bereavement and carer support groups in their Dungannon Resource Centre which is located at 23 Irish Street in Dungannon, a Homecare Specialist Palliative Care Nurse in the Armagh and Dungannon area, a 14-bed inpatient unit in Newry, a Day Hospice Unit in Newry and they also hold outpatient clinics in South Tyrone, Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area Hospitals on a regular basis.
Speaking at the launch Anne explained that the Hospice relies heavily on voluntary contributions to help them to continue their work. She said “The Hospice Fundraising Department has to raise £2.6 million this year alone to enable us to continue to provide the range of services we currently provide to local people and the car raffle makes a valuable contribution towards this. We rely heavily on the support of the local community to help us reach our target to enable us to continue to help our patients and their families at what are very difficult times in their lives. If you are in the Oaks Centre be sure to get a tickets and you never know, we could be ringing you on the 30th June to tell you you have won! We really appreciate every single ticket which is purchased and each one really does make a difference to our patients and their families. Thanks to Saltmarine and the Oaks Centre and all of our wonderful volunteers for their support with this campaign – we simply couldn’t do it without them.”
Michael Salt, Dealer Principal, Saltmarine Cars added his support saying, “We are so pleased to be able to help and support the Southern Area Hospice again in this way by providing a new Hyundai i10 as the main prize. This will help raise essential funds to enable the Hospice to continue to provide their much needed care in the community. We can’t wait to see the winner’s face when they collect their new car”.
Maureen Hanna, Oaks Centre Manager is delighted to support the Hospice. She said, “The Oaks Centre is delighted to be involved in the Hospice Car Raffle once again. We wish Southern Area Hospice Services all the best with the raffle and look forward to welcoming the car and the volunteers into the Oaks Centre over the coming weeks to sell tickets. We are also planning a big day for all the family in the Oaks Centre on the day of the raffle - keep an eye on The Oaks Centre Facebook and Twitter for further details closer to the time”.
The car raffle draw will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018 in the Oaks Centre. Throughout the campaign the eye-catching Hyundai i10 car will be on display in various venues throughout the Armagh and Dungannon area - make sure you keep an eye out for it and get your tickets from one of the Hospice volunteers, who so generously give of their time to sell the tickets to support their local Hospice.
If you would like to purchase tickets for the raffle, volunteer to help us with ticket sales, or if you have a business or upcoming event where we could sell the tickets please contact Anne Mac Oscar, Regional Marketing Officer for Southern Area Hospice on 028 30251333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.