Proceeds from ticket sales go to the local charity which provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with any life-limiting illness from diagnosis onwards. Last year the hospice provided support for over 1,700 people from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Last year the raffle raised over £17,000 for the hospice, as Mary Rose, senior community and events fundraiser explained:
The chance to win some amazing prizes
“Every summer, people have the chance to win some amazing prizes in our raffle as well as support their local hospice at the same time.
“Tickets are just £1 – the price of an ice lolly! – and the money raised means we can continue to provide all our services for free to local people.
Day Care guests help draw out the winning tickets
“The closing date for receiving the ticket stubs is Friday 18 August and then – after a lot of folding by our lovely volunteers – we ask our Day Care guests to help us draw out the winning tickets. It’s lovely to be able to call people and give them the good news.”
Other prizes in the summer raffle include a £150 John Lewis voucher and £100 Marks and Spencer voucher. Tickets are on sale at Treetops Hospice Care, Derby Road, Risley or available by calling the hospice on 0115 949 1264.
Treetops Hospice Care services include Support and Information, a Day Care unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.