Kathryn Lawrence, Richard Dodd, Chrysanda Gilbert, Doris Froggatt, Santa and Heather Green standing next to the raffle prizes

 

2014’s Christmas Raffle was drawn, in Out Patients in the Hospital of St Cross on Friday 19th December, and exceeded all hopes and expectations by raising a staggering £2,727, which is approximately 3 times the average amount achieved in recent years.

Doris Froggatt, who organised the raffle and co-ordinates the charity’s various collections, said “I am chuffed to bits. The support we have had this year has been overwhelming. I am sure that lots of things have contributed to this success. The great prizes donated by Jamesway Travel, M&M Jewellers and Sainsbury’s Local in Clifton Road which were highlighted on the tickets must have boosted sales as did the fact that many of our supporters, including the major prize donors, the Mayor and Abbey News, sold lots of tickets on our behalf. I would like to say a great big thank you to everyone who helped and especially the Coventry Building Society who printed the tickets.” 

On Saturday, Rugby Male Voice Choir held their annual Charity Christmas Concert in aid of the Friends of St Cross as we are the Mayor’s Charity. Over 100 people were entertained to a variety of Christmas Carols and choral pieces. The Choir will be holding another concert in aid of the Charity in April. 

Heather Green, Chairperson of the Friends, said “Our Diamond Jubilee Appeal has received a tremendous response from the people of Rugby and we look forward to this continuing throughout 2015 which is our actual Jubilee year. We have lots of plans for special events which are taking shape and will be published on our website when the details are confirmed. In the meanwhile, we would like to thank everyone for their support to date and look forward to hearing about any plans that members of the public, clubs, societies and businesses have for helping us to break through our initial target of raising at least £60,000 for the Appeal.” 

Here is the full list of prizes and winning ticket numbers 

Prize

Description

Donated by

Winning ticket number

1.      

£100    LUXURY CHRISTMAS HAMPER

Friends Main Committee

08000

2.      

£100    THREE STONE SILVER PENDANT NECKLACE

M&M Jewellers

05022

3.      

£100    TRAVEL VOUCHER

Jamesway Travel

08089

4.      

22” COLOUR   TELEVISION

Sainsbury’s Local Clifton Road

01819

5.      

MEAL FOR TWO

The Huntsman, Dunchurch

00298

6.      

 JOHNNIE WALKER WHISKY

Friends Volunteer

01169

7.      

PEACHES & CREAM LIQUER

Friends Volunteer

02123

8.      

CHAMPAGNE & GLASSES

Friends Volunteer

02259

9.      

SHOP GIFT VOUCHER

Sainsbury’s, Dunchurch Road

09825

10.   

SHOP GIFT VOUCHER

Marks and Spencers

02662

11.   

BEAUTY TREATMENT VOUCHER

La Petite Beautique, Cawston

08114

12.   

LADIES HAIRDRESSING VOUCHER

Hair Boutique, Cawston

01328

13.   

BAYLIS & HARDING TOILETRIES

Friends Volunteer

03519

14.   

MEDIUM HOLDALL BAG

Friends Volunteer

03076

15.   

GENTS HAIRDRESSING VOUCHER

Mr Robinson’s Barbers

02109

All prize winners have been notified.