We have teamed up with Tesco in Honiton and will be raffling off a Christmas trolley dash for £1 a ticket. The lucky winner will be given the opportunity to fill a trolley with £200 worth of food items. This does not include items such as electricals, toys, alcohol, or cigarettes.
Our founder and chief executive Daniel Lavery said: “It is just great fun and for the sake of a £1 ticket is something that could benefit the entire family and make a difference to someone’s Christmas. It will also benefit a charity that is right on Honiton’s doorstep.
“We wanted to find something that would help everyone. Christmas is one of the most expensive times of the year for families.”
Devon Freewheelers relies entirely on donations and receives no government funding - last year it cost in the region of £95,000 to run the charity. “We are really grateful to Tesco for giving us this opportunity. Christmas is one of the hardest periods to get through as fundraising dries up,” adds Daniel. “We have been looking at a variety of ways to keep the money coming in. Funding is essential, without it the charity simply would not be able to operate. We don’t receive funding from any other source and we rely on public donations. Every single penny counts.”
Tickets will go on sale from today (Wednesday) and are available from the customer service desk in Tesco, A1 Print and Stitch and Otter Windows on the Heathpark Park Industrial Estate, and Wendy’s Cookshop in High Street.
Alternatively, tickets can be obtained from the Freewheelers stall in Lace Walk during Honiton’s Bygone Christmas event on Sunday, December 8.
The winner will be announced on Sunday, December 15, when Devon Freewheelers will be doing a collection at Tesco. The trolley dash will take place on Sunday, December 22, at 8.30am.
Devon Freewheelers provides an out–of-hours emergency response courier service to the NHS and transports important medical supplies such as blood to hospitals.