One lucky hospice supporter has been presented with the keys to a brand new Mazda 3, after winning the St Richard’s Hospice raffle.

A ticket bought by Olwen Humphreys, aged 79 from Honeybourne, Evesham, was chosen at random from the many thousands of tickets purchased by St Richard’s supporters across the county and beyond.

The car raffle, which is an annual fundraising event, has raised almost £40,000 to help the local hospice continue to offer compassionate care and dignity for patients at the end of their lives and support their families.

The draw was made on 31 March by Marion Edmunds, a patient attending St Richard’s Day Hospice.

Mrs Humphreys said; “I have been supporting the hospice car raffle for many years now and not once did I ever think I would win the car. I’m in shock but thrilled”.

The raffle was kindly sponsored by Edwards Motors, Kempsey; Worcester Racecourse; Premier Places and Droitwich Print.

Lizzie Brazier, St Richard’s Community Fundraiser said, “As always we have been delighted by the support offered to the hospice by the local community. We would like to thank all the local businesses and all our volunteers who helped sell tickets across the county, and of course to everyone who bought a ticket and helped us raise such a fantastic amount to help us continue to care.”

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.

For more information please visit www.strichards.org.uk

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