Easter raffle raises an egg-cellent total

Published: 23rd March 2016

Our Easter raffle raising money for the Oxford Children’s Hospital was a cracking success – with an eggs-cellent £170 raised.

The draw, held on the morning of March 23rd at Sainsbury’s Didcot, in this raffle organised by the store’s Lee Crook, saw a staggering 26 Easter eggs donated and with that 26 lucky winners bagging a delightful chocolate surprise.

The raffle which has run for this past month was held to support funds for the Children’s Hospital at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

​Funds raised go towards all areas of children’s medical care at the  Oxford hospital from the purchase of specialised medical equipment above and beyond the NHS standard, to upgrading of medical equipment, to toys to sensory to distraction items for children undergoing painful procedures to artwork that brightens up a children’s room or area, any aspect that makes a difference and brightens up the child and their families stay just that little bit more.   Even additional parent beds have been purchased through public fundraising for the Oxford Children’s Hospital in the past.

Thanks to all the eggs-totally brilliant supporters who brought raffle tickets, and has edged Play2Give nearer to our goal of raising £40,000 for the hospital where we are now just £3,415 off from achieving this very special target to sponsor our own room on the Melanie’s teenage ward.

Well done to all the winners, and commiserations to all those who were unlucky with no winning tickets – but one thing for sure you are all winners for raising lots of money for poorly children in hospital.  Well done to all the winners below:-

  1. Ferrero Rocher egg – Jennie Fetherstone
  2. Quality street egg– Blue 57
  3. Large Malteaser egg– Liz Taylor
  4. Creme Egg egg – Anita Steptoe
  5. Small Malteaser egg– Mags King
  6. Freddo faces egg – Janice Fox
  7. Mini Egg egg – Pete Harrison
  8. Creme Egg egg – yellow 42
  9. Marmite egg – Lee and Jane
  10. Harry Hopalot – Mags King
  11. Creme Egg egg – Jennie Fetherstone
  12. Mini Egg egg – Nick Southern
  13. Plastic mini egg – Lee and Jane
  14. Medium Oreo egg – Nick Southern
  15. Mini egg egg – Margery Welch
  16. Freddo faces egg – Angela Norris
  17. Creme Egg egg – Nick Southern
  18. Egg with icing – Roger and Chris
  19. Small Oreo egg – Angela Norris
  20. Mini egg egg – Rupert Nall
  21. Freddo Faces egg – Liz Taylor
  22. Creme Egg egg – Angela Norris
  23. Freddo faces egg – Liz Taylor
  24. Galaxy Minstrel egg – Nick Southern
  25. Harry Hopalot – Dee
  26. Pot Noodle egg – Anita Steptoe