Winners of Christmas Raffle revealed

The results are in! We are delighted to announce the winners of our Christmas raffle. Thank you to everyone who has taken part.

Nigel Ellis from Potterne is the lucky winner of the top prize of £1,000 while the second prize of £500 went to Richard Langdon of Barford St Martin. The third prize of £250 was won by Maria Francillia from Salisbury.

Top prize winner Nigel, who has supported the charity by taking part in a number of our Walk for Wards over the years, was delighted over his raffle win and said: “I feel overwhelmed.”

“I support the Stars Appeal because Salisbury Hospital is my hospital,” added the 70-year-old.

On finding out about his raffle windfall, second prize winner Richard, 78, who regularly enters the raffle, said: “I feel very good about winning. It is the first time I’ve won anything. I always support the Stars Appeal in various ways.”

Third prize winner, Maria, 42, who is an administration assistant at Salisbury Hospital’s Britford and Downton Wards, added: “It was just a really lovely surprise.”

Five more winners each receive a £50 prize.

Stars Appeal volunteer fundraiser, Jo Maslen said: “Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone who bought tickets and made donations. The money raised from the Christmas Raffle will go towards our £1million target to help fund projects that make such a difference to patients, their families and staff at the Hospital.”

The raffle has raised more than £10,000. This will help towards the £1million we are aiming to raise this year to support patients and staff at Salisbury District Hospital.

The projects we are looking to fund this year include a £142,000 echocardiogram machine for the Cardiac Investigation Unit to reduce waiting times for patients awaiting diagnosis, £55,000 for new scalp cooling machines to help reduce hair loss for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy on the Pembroke Unit and a £20,000 brain function monitor for the Neonatal Unit.  These are in addition to the ongoing projects the Stars Appeal support including support for cancer patients, a 24/7 chaplaincy service and free Wi-Fi. You can see more of the projects we are looking to fund by clicking here.

A full list of the winning ticket numbers can be found here.

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