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Enter the St Nicholas Hospice Care Autumn Raffle

We are pleased to have launched the St Nic’s Autumn Raffle.

You will find further detail about the raffle and how to take part below, but we would like to draw your attention to an error made in a letter mailed to supporters.

We’re aware that a recent letter sent out to supporters to advertise our Autumn Raffle contains an error. The letter was sent out alongside our supporters’ magazine St Nic’s and began dropping on to doorsteps last week (October 18). 

The raffle letter states entry costs £2 a chance, but we have incorrectly provided an option for 20 chances to be purchased at £30, not £40.

For those who have selected this option, we will contact you shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This raffle, which will be drawn on November 29, is being run in accordance with Gambling Commission rules. If you’d like to participate in the raffle entries need to be with us by November 24. 

The Autumn Raffle

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted St Nicholas Hospice Care in so many ways. It has been an incredibly difficult and uncertain time for the whole community and we are lucky to have received tremendous generosity and kindness from our supporters.

As a supporter of St Nic’s, you will understand how vital it is for support, services and advice to be available for those living with dying, caring and grief.

The pandemic meant we had to adapt our services, but our vital support continued, not always in the way it could pre-covid, but our teams strived to be there for people when they needed them most.

In July, we were relieved to fully welcome back Nicky’s Way, our award-winning bereavement service for young people. Although Nicky’s Way continued delivering its crucial support throughout the pandemic, its group sessions had to be paused.

When the first of those sessions returned, it gave six bereaved families the opportunity to meet others in the same situation, ask questions, share experiences and remember those who had died.

Julie, art therapist and Nicky’s Way coordinator, said:

Although we have continued to provide families with online support during the lockdowns, it has been wonderful to finally have fun in a group.

Friendships were made quickly, and the sharing of stories was so heartwarming. Children initially came in looking shy and worried, but on the second day, they ran in and were sad the programme needed to end.

A doctor also joined the workshop, which allowed the children to ask any medical questions that may help them understand their grief. He said:

It was such a privilege to spend a morning exploring life, loss, and healing together. I wasn’t sure which was more uplifting: our profound discussions, plasticine model-making or a vigorous multi-generational football game.

As we look cautiously towards the future and moving past the pandemic, our focus will be on ensuring that the high-quality, compassionate, specialist, end-of-life care and services our community relies on continue, but we can’t do that alone.

Our services can only continue with your backing, so if you can support our work by taking part in this Autumn Raffle, we’d be most grateful.

Join us for our ticketless draw, as we aim to reduce:

How to play

1. Complete the form below, notifying us of how many chances you’d like to enter – £2 per chance.
2. The closing date for entries is 24 November 2021. The draw date is 29 November 2021. Enter by 29 October for a chance of winning a £100 M&S voucher.

Prizes

1st  £2,000

2nd  £500

3rd – 7th  £100 each

Terms and conditions

To view the raffle terms and conditions, please click here.

St Nicholas Hospice (Suffolk) is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission, under account number 5004.