Raffle raises money for Cheshire crime victims
Published: 16 December 2009
- 17 December 2009
Mayor Margaret Simon draws the winners
Councillor Margaret Simon, Mayor of Cheshire East, pulled winners’ names out of a hat at Victim Support’s recent raffle.
The national charity managed to raise over £1,300 by selling tickets to staff, volunteers and members of the public. The money will help Cheshire staff and volunteers to continue to support local crime victims and witnesses.
A number of organisations donated prizes. These included a voucher for two 1st class Virgin rail tickets anywhere in the UK, a pamper hamper which included a one day pass for Rookery Hall Spa and a mini treatment, and a year’s family pass for events at Tatton park.
Liz Gaffney, Victim Care Unit Manager in Cheshire, said: “I would like to thank all the companies that donated prizes for our raffle and everyone who supported us by buying tickets. It was a privilege to have the Mayor of Cheshire East come and draw the prize winners and learn more about the valuable help we give to victims and witnesses. I am thrilled that we have raised so much money and would like to thank all the staff and volunteers who helped make this raffle such a success.”
Local staff and volunteers attended the raffle draw at Sandbach police station.