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Newark Community First Aid's raffle winner revealed at Newark Autojumble event ­— more than £8,800 was raised




The draw has been made for Newark Community First Aid’s Christmas raffle, which was raising money towards a new £60,000 mobile first aid unit.

Thousands of people entered the draw, helping to raise a total of £8,873.

Philip Jessop, Newark Community First Aid’s operations manager, said: “All the funds raised from the raffle have been allocated to the purchase of our new £60,000 mobile first aid unit/event ambulance.

A stallholder at Newark Autojumble draws the raffle, watched by Newark Community First Aid fundraising manager Laurence Goff.
A stallholder at Newark Autojumble draws the raffle, watched by Newark Community First Aid fundraising manager Laurence Goff.

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“This vehicle will provide warm, hygienic and private facilities for the treatment of patients who become injured or ill at local events.

“Many of the events we cover in Newark and surrounding villages cannot offer buildings as a first aid post so we try to ensure we always provide a suitable mobile first aid unit.

“2019 was our busiest year for events and for training and this new vehicle will be a great asset as we start 2020.

“The vehicle is being registered at this moment by specialist vehicle sales in Essex and we hope will join our vehicle fleet soon.”

The raffle was drawn at the Newark Autojumble event at Newark Showground in December, where Newark Community First Aid provides cover.

First prize was won by Mr Khan, from Essex; second prize went to Mrs Thickett, of Lincolnshire; and Mr Scullion, of Nottinghamshire, won the third prize.

Newark Community First Aid fundraising manager Laurence Goff thanked all the events and businesses that allowed them to sell tickets.


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