Manager Diane and Lottery Assistant Maureen holding the Christmas Raffle mailing.

What would you do if you won £7,500 just before Christmas? Would you ring in the New Year in some exotic location, would you treat your family to the best celebration ever, or would you finally do those home improvements that you never quite get round to?

We all think it’ll never happen to us, but there will be one lucky winner of £7,500 the week before Christmas with the Willow Wood annual raffle.  Over the past few years we’ve had winners from Ashton, Audenshaw, Dukinfield and Stalybridge – a dream really did come true for these local people.

You may already have received 20 chances to win.  If you are already a supporter of Willow Wood then an envelope should have dropped through your mailbox with 20 £1 tickets and if you get them back to us before 24 November they’ll go into a draw for 10 prizes of M&S vouchers – just for returning them early.

As always, you’ll know that your donations are coming directly to care for local people.  If fact, one of our current day patients jumped at the chance of explaining what Willow Wood has done for her and Jennifer’s story is enclosed with the tickets.  Matron Karen Vallantine explains, “Jennifer came to our START Clinic about this time last year.  She has COPD and is on oxygen and through physiotherapy sessions we were able to ease her breathing, our complementary therapists helped her to relax and this in turn helped her to sleep better and feel better.   Jennifer now attends our O2 clinic on a weekly basis, and as well as friendship and support from the other patients, this helps her understand and manage her condition.”

Lottery manager Diane Austin-Hughes added “Of course, we wouldn’t be able to help Jennifer, and thousands of other local people, without the support we get from our community.  By returning your tickets you will really help us maintain our services.  And this year, as well as the vouchers for the early bird draw and the first prize of £7,500, we’re also giving away ten prizes of £50 so you really do have a chance to celebrate with us!”

If you haven’t received your chances to win just ring Diane on 0161 330 1133.

If you feel you could sell some tickets to family, friends, customers, colleagues or clients we’d love to hear from you and will send these to you on a sale or return basis. Good Luck!