With the temporary closure of its retail shops and in response to all social and community fundraising events being postponed until further notice, Hospice Isle of Man has launched today a new car prize draw which offers supporters the chance to win a brand new Nissan Qashqai worth over £27,000. Unlike previous car draws, the winner will also get to choose their favourite colour and whether they want manual or automatic transmission, and tickets can only be purchased online at the Hospice Isle of Man website.
Hospice is playing an important role in helping those affected by the coronavirus pandemic on the Island. Each year, the charity needs to fundraise over £4.5 million towards its running costs and like so many organisations at the moment, it has seen a rapid drop in funding and is looking for other ways of generating much-needed income.
Anne Mills, Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man said: "We know it’s difficult right now but despite lockdown, there are so many other ways people can support us through these exceptional and difficult times. With the postponement of our fundraising events until further notice, we wanted to offer our people the opportunity of something to look forward to for when the current restrictions on all our lives are relaxed. We think the prize will definitely appeal to a lot of people and know our fantastic and generous supporters will be keen to help us.”
The draw has been made possible by Athol Garage, Ballasalla, who were delighted to once again work with the hospice to offer a prize that will appeal to many in the local community, whilst generating vital funds for the charity in these difficult times.
David Quayle, Sales Director and co-owner of Athol Garage added: “Our partnership with Hospice Isle of Man is extremely important to us as the life-changing services they offer to patients, their families and carers have a significant impact on the community. Never more have they needed the help of the wonderful local community to enable them to be here now and in the future, and we were keen to work with the charity again to bring a slightly different type of prize than they have normally offered at Christmas."
Hospice is part of the fabric of the Isle of Man and never more has we needed the generous support of those in a position to help it.
Anne continued: “We remain committed to continuing to deliver our vital services to anyone living with a terminal or life-limiting condition during these challenging times we all face, and we are so very grateful for the support we receive from the public.”
Tickets are priced at just £25 and there are only 1,850 available online below.
The prize draw takes place at 12pm on Friday 10 July 2020.