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Success Of First Great Northern Raffle Leads To 2021 Fundraising

Success Of First Great Northern Raffle Leads To 2021 Fundraising

After raising more than £45,000 in 2020, the rebranded ‘Great Christmas Raffle’ has been launched.

The 2021 ‘Christmas Raffle’ sees the Vertu Motors group again offering the top prize – this time a MINI One 3-door Classic Hatchback in ‘Moonwalk Grey’, with a Recommended Retail Price of £17,405.

In supporting Charity Escapes, who are working in partnership with Raffolux, this year’s online fundraising will enable individuals and businesses to either support all the charities taking part, donate to one of more than 30 charities involved, or for corporate donations to nominate their company’s chosen charity.

Entrepreneur Jeremy Middleton CBE founded Charity Escapes in 2017, which has since raised more than £500,000 for charities. The Great Northern Raffle was launched in 2020 to offer charities a fundraising platform to help compensate for the lack of live events, which Charity Escapes supports with prizes.

Jeremy Middleton of the Middleton Foundation said: “There is still a long way to go before charities recover from the Covid pandemic, which decimated fundraising events, so it’s just as important that the Christmas Raffle is as big a success as last year’s – if not bigger. 

“We are incredibly grateful to Robert Forrester and Vertu Motors for once again providing us with an amazing prize.  It is the generosity of businesses and individuals that enables us to help so many charities carry on the invaluable work they do, helping and supporting those who need it most.”

Robert Forrester, Chief Executive of Vertu Motors, which operates MINI retailers in Durham, Malton, Stockton, Sunderland and York, said: “We are very pleased to once again support this fantastic initiative. So many charities benefit from the Raffle and this fabulous MINI is a very attractive prize. 

“With this new, digital fundraising opportunity, we’re delighted to support the wide variety of charities involved in creating positive change in their communities. It would be amazing to beat the brilliant total raised last year.”

Last year’s star prize, a 70 plate £17,000 Hyundai i10 N-Line, was won by Stephen Phillips, who works for HomeServe in Walsall, which generously bought tickets for many of its employees.

Charities wishing to get involved can contact Jordan Proctor at Charity Escapes – [email protected]

For your chance to win the MINI One Classic and make a donation, visit https://raffolux.com/car/raffle/3944/2021_mini_one_classic/