Super Prizes to be Won in Grand Draw
There’s a chance to win a fabulous fun buggy, a luxury hotel break, a magnificent Mulberry handbag and a host more super prizes in this year’s Royal Bath & West of England Society’s Grand Charity Prize Draw.
Tickets, price £1 each, are now on sale for the Prize Draw which will take place at this year’s Royal Bath & West Show and will once again raise thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice South West and renewable energy projects.
Last year’s Draw saw an eco-friendly car donated by Noel Edmonds and a champion cheese raise thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice South West and renewable energy projects - thanks to the generosity of the Show’s visitors and supporters.
The champion cheese was a 25 kilo traditional cheddar made by Keen’s Cheddar of Wincanton, which was later donated for auction at the show and was bought by Longmans Cheese Sales Ltd from North Cadbury, raising £425 for Children’s Hospice South West.
At the same time the Show’s Grand Draw for tickets for a QPOD car, kindly donated by TV star Noel Edmonds raised nearly £7,000 to be shared by two of the TV star’s favourite causes - the much-needed new children’s hospice for the South West and renewable energy projects in the region.
Noel Edmonds, himself a farmer and passionately concerned about sustainability and the environment, is chairman of the Renewable Energy Foundation. He hopes to visit the Show this year and give his support to the Eco-Zone which will focus on sustainable and greener living with an Advice Centre on how to help reduce carbon emissions and safeguard the planet.
The host of the hit Channel 4 show “Deal Or No Deal” is also patron of what was the South West’s only children’s hospice, Little Bridge House near Barnstaple, which was built 10 years ago and supports over 200 sick children and their families each year with respite care and help.
And he is supporting the £15 million “Babe’s Big Appeal” for Children’s Hospice South West, the new hospice at Charlton Farm on the Tyntesfield Estate at Wraxall near Bristol, which will double the provision of care and respite available in the region when it opens to families later this month (April 2007) . More than 1000 children in the region currently face life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses.
The state of the art new hospice, which will cost £3 million a year to run, will provide tender loving care for sick children and support for their families. There will be individually designed children’s bedrooms, rooms for parents and siblings to stay in too, a Jacuzzi with special hoists, and round the clock care by staff. Other facilities include a soft play room, a messy room, a computer room and a sensory room all designed to make their time there extra special.
This year’s top prize in the Draw is a fabulous Fun Buggy donated by the QPOD Motor Company, from Honition, Devon. Second prize is a luxury overnight stay at Ston Easton Park with dinner and breakfast, kindly donated by Ston Easton Park, plus the unique opportunity to spend the morning in the kitchen with the chef!
Other super prizes include a Mulberry Leather Handbag, worth £500 and kindly donated by Mulberry, tickets to the Glastonbury Extravaganza, and a balloon ride donated by the Royal Bath & West Show’s sponsors EDF Energy.
Anyone wanting to buy tickets and help raise funds for two worthy causes - the Children’s Hospice South West and the Royal Bath & West of England’s renewable energy projects - should contact Diane Abbott on 01749 822215, or e-mail: email@example.com.
For full details of what’s happening at this year’s Royal Bath & West Show which takes place at the Bath & West Showground from May 30th to June 2nd, ring the Showground on 01749 822 200 or visit www.bathandwest.com