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North East businesses urged to have a charitable Christmas

North East businesses are being asked to donate part of their Christmas party fund to local charities by supporting The Great Northern Raffle.

With the whole of the region being placed into Tier 3 restrictions festive get togethers are unable to happen this year so bosses could use the money set aside to help third sector organisations, which are suffering significant loss of income due to coronavirus.

As an incentive, Bristol Street Motors has donated a 70 plate Hyundai i10 car (retail value over £17k) as the star prize and in recognition of donations staff will be entered into the Christmas Draw.

Entrepreneur Jeremy Middleton CBE founded Charity Escapes, which has raised several hundred thousand pounds for charity. The Great Northern Raffle offers charities a fundraising platform to help compensate for the lack of ‘live’ events, whether fundraising or revenue generating shows.


Jeremy Middleton said: “While employers can’t treat their colleagues to a Christmas night out they can give them a chance of starting the New Year with a 70 plate car and make a real difference to charities right across our region.”

The Christmas raffle closes on 31st Dec at 9pm and winner to be announced on ‘Blue Monday’ – Monday 18th Jan 2021

The Raffle is easy to enter – text RAFFLE to 70215 for more information to be entered into the free draw with the option to make a donation to support the charities. Details of how to support an individual charity, terms and conditions and how charities and businesses can get involved are on the website.

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