Council Chairperson Helps Hospice Launch Annual Car Raffle with Donnelly Group

Southern Area Hospice Services were delighted that the Chairperson of the Mid-Ulster Council, Councillor Linda Dillon was able to join them recently for the launch of their upcoming Citroen C1 Car Raffle. This year’s raffle, which is in association with the Oaks Centre and Donnelly Group will see one lucky winner drive away in a brand new white Citroen C1. As well as the first prize which is a brand new car, there are also two cash prizes of £250 and £100 to be won!

The tickets for the car raffle, which are only £1 each, will go on sale at the Oaks Centre in Dungannon on Monday 21st March 2016. All proceeds go towards helping Southern Area Hospice Services to continue their work in the local area, providing special care for people who are living with Cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease.

Southern Area Hospice Services provide their specialised 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 facilitate bereavement and carer support groups in their Resource Centre which is located at 23 Irish Street in Dungannon; a Homecare Specialist Palliative Care Nurse in the Armagh and Dungannon area; an 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 Hospice must raise £2.42 million in 2016 alone and the car raffle makes a valuable contribution towards this.

Anne Mac Oscar, Regional Marketing Officer for Southern Area Hospice in the Armagh and Dungannon area said, “It is only through the generosity of local people that our car raffle is made possible each year. The car raffle is a vital campaign in the Hospice fundraising calendar and we are so grateful to everyone who supports it by buying and selling tickets. We are indebted to all of the businesses and venues which support us with our ticket sales and to our very willing volunteers who assist with these sales. Southern Area Hospice Services relies heavily on voluntary contributions and greatly appreciates the ongoing support of the local community as we work towards our 2016 fundraising target of £2.42 million.”

Throughout the car raffle campaign the eye-catching Citroen C1 car will be on display in various venues throughout the Armagh and Dungannon area including, the Oaks Centre in Dungannon; High Street Mall in Portadown; The Mall Shopping Centre in Armagh; Supervalu in Aughnacloy; Newell Stores, Coalisland; Springisland, Coalisland; SuperValu, Coalisland; O’Kanes Superstore, Armagh; Emersons Supermarket, Armagh; Whittles Spar, Armagh and Lurgan Agricultural Show on 4th June to name just a few. 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 this campaign.

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.

Photo caption: Pictured launching the Southern Area Hospice Services Citroen C1 Car Raffle are (L-R) Maureen Hanna, Oaks Centre Manager; Clare Gillan, Dungannon Day Hospice sister, Southern Area Hospice; Anne Mac Oscar, Regional Marketing Officer, Southern Area Hospice; Paul Donnelly of Donnelly Group and Councillor Linda Dillon, Chairperson of Mid-Ulster Council.

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For more information please contact Anne Mac Oscar, Regional Marketing Officer on 028 30251333 or email macoscara@southernareahospiceservices.org.