Hospice launch car raffle

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Southern Area Hospice Services are delighted to launch their 2017 Car Raffle which is being run in association with Saltmarine Cars and the Oaks Centre in Dungannon.

The Chair of the Mid-Ulster District Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson recently joined Michael Salt and Gareth Morrow of Saltmarine Cars, Maureen Hanna of the Oaks Centre, Anne Mac Oscar and Sister Clare Gillan of Southern Area Hospice to launch this year’s raffle for a fabulous Hyundai i10, supplied by Saltmarine Cars.

As well as the chance to win a brand new Hyundai i10 there is also two cash prizes of £250 and £100 up for grabs. The tickets for the car raffle, which are only £1 each, will go on sale at the Oaks Centre in Dungannon on Monday 20th March 2017. Make sure to call in and gets yours for your chance to win!

All the money raised through the car raffle will help Southern Area Hospice Services to continue their work in the local area, providing specialist palliative care for people who are living with Cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, HIV and Aids.

Southern Area Hospice Services provide 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 12-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.

To continue to provide the level of care currently available to local people, the Southern Area Hospice Fundraising Department must raise £2.5 million in 2017 and the car raffle makes a valuable contribution towards this.

Speaking at the launch, Mid-Ulster District Council Chair Councillor Trevor Wilson said: “I am delighted to help launch the Southern Area Hospice Services Car Raffle for 2017. The Hospice provides an invaluable service to local people at very difficult times in their lives and I am pleased to be able to support their fundraising efforts to enable them to continue to provide their specialised care.”

Also speaking at the launch Michael Salt of Saltmarine Cars said, “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 added her support to the draw, saying: “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.”

The car raffle draw will take place on Saturday 24th June 2017 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 macoscara@southernareahospiceservices.org for more information.