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Entrepreneur’s raffle to raise cash for five Warwickshire charities

Source: Coventry Telegraph

(Sarah Cheney has teamed up with over 40 Warwickshire businesses for a charity raffle)

Warwickshire businesses have joined forces to raise money for charities in their community.

Entrepreneur and blogger Sarah Cheney, from Rugby, has organised a charity raffle to support five Warwickshire charities.

The 22-year-old runs the site The Warwickshire Review, which showcases businesses, charities, and events in the area.

Sarah hopes that – together with independent businesses – she can raise £5,000 to donate £1,000 to each chosen charity.

The charities supported by the raffle are:

  • South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Charity
  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Charity
  • George Eliot Hospital Charity
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Mind
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Age UK

Sarah, who also owns her own mug printing business ‘Positive Instinct’, decided to set up the raffle to support local charities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

She said: “During the COVID-19 emergency, there were a lot of fundraisers going on for national charities, but not so much for individual local ones. I wanted to help local charities continue to support Warwickshire during and beyond the Covid-19 crisis at the same time as raising awareness of amazing small, local businesses.

“Over the past two months, I have been organising a charity raffle with the aim to raise £5,000 for five local charities through my online blog.”

Sarah started the raffle on Friday, June 5, and has raised over £250 of the target so far.

There are 50 prizes worth over £1,000 to be won which have been donated by 42 independent Warwickshire businesses.

Prizes up for grabs include handcrafted gin, a family photo shoot, a sports massage, cooking lessons, and restaurant vouchers.

Fundraisers can make a minimum donation of £5 to the raffle, which will give them 10 entry tickets to be in with the chance of winning – but donate £10, and receive 25 tickets.

Sarah said: “The businesses that have donated prizes are also working hard at encouraging their customers to donate or buy tickets by registering as members of our fundraising team.

“I chose the three NHS charities in Warwickshire because they need our support now more than ever as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Then I chose the Coventry and Warwickshire MIND branch, which meant that physical and mental health was covered.

“Lastly is the Coventry and Warwickshire Age UK branch, which covers the ever-growing older population, who need more help than ever in these isolating times.”

The raffle will end at 7.10 pm on Friday, July 10, with 50 lucky winners being notified by email.

READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON COVENTRYTELEGRAPH.NET

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