Mayor’s raffle raises over £2,000 for local charities

A raffle run by the Mayor of Barnsley has raised more than £2,000 for a pair of Barnsley-based charities.

Following the news that TADS Wellbeing Hub and Beacon South Yorkshire - Caring for Carers had sadly seen a significant reduction in donations due to COVID-19 restrictions and not being able to hold regular fundraising events, Councillor Caroline Makinson hosted a virtual fundraising raffle on Friday 26 February with 21 prizes on offer.

TADS offers support for children & young people aged 5-25 with low-level mental health issues, including anxiety and stress. Beacon provides a range of support for caregivers who look after the elderly, those with substance misuse issues, disabilities, mental health issues or dementia.

In total, the raffle raised £2,480, which will be split between the two charities.

Councillor Makinson, Mayor of Barnsley, said: “Charities have been hit hard by the pandemic as it has limited their ability to raise funds for important causes.

“TADS and Beacon are my nominated charities for this year and are causes that are close to my heart, so I was determined to help them out by fundraising through the raffle.

“I would like to thank everyone who purchased a raffle ticket; the amount of money we have raised is fantastic and will make a real difference in our community.

“There were some terrific prizes on offer thanks to the generosity of those who donated and made the raffle possible. I send my heartfelt thanks to anyone who donated a prize and wish all of our winners a huge congratulations!“

The prizes and winners are:

Prize

Raffle number

Winner

LG 50 inch TV

41

Nicola Grierson

Men’s mountain bike

240

Lynda McDermott

Amazon Fire Tablet

363

Vicky Cousins

Ralph Lauren reversible tote bag

443

Julie Stott

Bluetooth radio

96

Dan Jarvis

Dimple Deluxe Scotch Whisky

299

Clive Pickering

Bottle of English Whisky Company whisky

193

Jayne Stoyles

Gents pamper/wellbeing hamper

253

Zoe Westgarth

Ladies pamper/wellbeing relaxation set

478

Kevin Williams

Molton Brown 12 piece gift set

298

Jayne Woolin

Mirrored clock

331

Tom Sheard

Men’s Farah shirt

328

Tom Sheard

Beatrix Potter children’s book collection

335

Tom Sheard

Ambiano family grill

404

Cheryl Devine

Beefeater London strawberry pink gin

181

Goff RBL

Smirnoff vodka

203

Kevin Chard

Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky

342

Tom Sheard

Selection of gin miniatures

150

Pauline McCarthy

Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay

308

Clive Pickering

Trentino Chardonnay

449

Brenda Cawthrow

Black Stump 2017 Shiraz

386

Pat Whiteley

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