ONCE again we were lucky to have the Christmas Eve slot for Win a Car 2015!
Now in its 16th year, the annual charity event raised £3,200 in its first ten days with another five weeks to go until the winning ticket was drawn on Christmas Eve when one lucky winner will receive a phone call to tell them that a brand new £7,000 Suzuki Celerio will be theirs for Christmas.
A total of 48 charities will benefit from this year’s event with each one selling tickets for just £1 with every penny going directly to that charity’s worthy cause. So, whatever the charity raises that day is theirs because there are no administration charges for the event.
Since the event began in 2000, an amazing £271,000 has been raised for local charities.
Eastbourne Arndale Centre Manager Bill Plumridge said: “This year we want to raise more than ever and so it’s fantastic to see that the tickets sales have gone so well in the first ten days.”
In 2014, the event raised more than £21,000 in its 48 days of selling tickets, but this year the aim is to exceed that total so that charities can take home even more money.