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Just two weeks left to buy tickets for St Teresa's car raffle

THERE are just two weeks to buy tickets for an annual car draw in aid of St Teresa's Hospice.

One winner will be driving away with a new Peugeot 108, donated by Sherwoods Motor Group, when the raffle is drawn on Saturday, August 29.

The raffle is set to raise about £15,000 for St Teresa's Hospice, Darlington.

The original draw date was delayed because of the pandemic, with the deadline extended to allow more people to take part and to raise vital funds in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Hospice chief executive Jane Bradshaw said: “Almost all of our fundraising events and appeals have been cancelled this year because of COVID-19, but you can still support your local hospice by entering our car draw.

"We decided to extend the draw to raise as much as possible for St Teresa’s Hospice at this difficult time and to give people even more chances to buy tickets. After months of lockdown it would be lovely to win a brand new car, and the odds of winning are better than the National Lottery!”

The grand prize of a brand new Peugeot 108, from long-time supporter of St Teresa’s Hospice Sherwoods Motor Group, is one of ten prizes, including an Iron Man karting session at Teesside Karting for up to ten people and annual membership of Catterick Racecourse for two people.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.darlingtonhospice.org.uk/car-draw/ until midday on Friday, August 28. Tickets will be sent in the post along with a photocopy of the completed counterfoils as proof of purchase.

All tickets bought prior to the extension remain valid for the draw.

The draw will be streamed live from the hospice via its Facebook page facebook.com/stteresashospice. A full list of winning ticket numbers will be published and all winners will be contacted directly.

All proceeds from the draw will go towards helping fund the services that have remained operational during the pandemic, including in-patient and community services, as well as counselling support.

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