A TOP prize of £1,000 in cash is awaiting the winner a charity Christmas draw.
This year’s Stars Appeal Christmas Raffle, sponsored by FJ Chalke, also features a second prize of £500 and third prize of £250, with more cash up for grabs.
Tickets cost £1 and are available online at www.starsappeal.org, from Stars Appeal ticket sellers in the hospital’s main entrance, as well as the Stars Appeal Bookshop at Salisbury District Hospital.
Money raised will help towards the £1 million the Hospital Charity aims to raise each year to fund projects at the hospital, such as 20 specialist cots for newborn babies costing £38,000, a £50,000 additional endobronchial ultrasound scope for the Respiratory Department to help diagnose patients with lung cancer and other related conditions, and a £15,000 mechanical CPR machine.
Graham Branagan, a consultant surgeon at the hospital and chair of the Appeal Ambassadors, said: “By taking part in the Christmas raffle you will be helping the Stars Appeal to do more to support patients and staff at our Hospital. We couldn’t do it without you, thank you.”
George Chalke, dealer principal at FJ Chalke, said: “Having seen first-hand how local people benefit from projects funded by the Stars Appeal, like the breast unit, new scanners and accommodation for parents with poorly children and babies, we are delighted to continue our support for this amazing charity.”
Online entries will close on January 4. Paper ticket stubs must be returned to the Stars Appeal by January 8.
The draw will take place on January 11, with winners announced at starsappeal.org.
Books of tickets are also available on request from the Stars Appeal office by calling 01722 429005, or emailing email@example.com.