Car raffle set to benefit 47 local charities

Pictured L to R are: Sacha Titherly (WEL Mind), Matt Piper (Eastbourne Motoring Centre), Bill Plumridge, Eastbourne Arndale Centre Manager and Ann Moore (WEL Mind), one of the 47 charities to raise money from Win A Car.
Pictured L to R are: Sacha Titherly (WEL Mind), Matt Piper (Eastbourne Motoring Centre), Bill Plumridge, Eastbourne Arndale Centre Manager and Ann Moore (WEL Mind), one of the 47 charities to raise money from Win A Car.
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EASTBOURNE Arndale Centre’s annual Win A Car Christmas charity draw is well underway.

One lucky winner will own a brand new Suzuki Swift, worth £10,000, after the draw takes place on Christmas Eve.

Tickets are being sold for just £1 each with all money raised going directly to the 47 local charities which each have a day in the centre until December 24.

It is the 11th year the Arndale Centre has organised the event, during which time £195,000 has been raised for charities.

For the second year running, the car on offer, supplied in conjunction with Eastbourne Motoring Centre, will be a Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ2 three-door hatchback with remote central locking, electric windows and MP3 compatible CD player.

Eastbourne Arndale Centre manager Bill Plumridge said, “We launched this year’s Win a Car earlier than usual to give even more local charities an opportunity to raise much-needed funds.

“Every penny raised goes directly to the 47 charities involved and I’m always delighted that the local community digs deep to show its support.”

Lisa Smart, of Mustard Seed Relief Mission, which is in the centre on November 23, said, “We’ve been lucky enough to get a day at Win A Car for the last four years and have raised about £2,500 from it.

“It’s an effective way for charities to promote themselves and great the Arndale allows us to do it at this time of year. The car is a wonderful prize, too.

“Mustard Seed raises money for children in the Ukraine and predominantly Moldova. We think of a project we’d like to support and then do it.”

The charities for the coming week are NSPCC (November 18), Eastbourne & District Scouts (November 19), GI Blues (November 20), RSPCA (November 21), Cancer Research UK (November 22), Mustard Seed Relief Mission (November 23) and Age Concern Eastbourne (November 24).