Christmas lights raffle raises over £2,000

News 3rd December 2019

Andrew Hodder who sold over 600 tickets on behalf of the Christmas Lights Committee

The 2019 fundraising raffle for Lyme Regis Christmas lights fund was a huge success raising over £2,000. Tickets were sold in the Slipway store by the Cobb and online. The draw took place just before the Christmas tree at Bell Cliff was illuminated during the 30th November switch on.

On behalf of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Committee, Rob James commented: "We are extremely grateful to those who purchased tickets for this year's fundraising raffle, helping us reach a fabulous total of just over £2,000. I'd like to thank the businesses who donated prizes and local resident Andrew Hodder, who single-handedly sold over 600 tickets to members of the local community on behalf of the Committee."

In recognition of Andrew’s tremendous effort, he was invited to participate in the switch on parade by accompanying the mayor and turning on the lights on the Christmas tree at Bell Cliff.

There were 5 great prizes on offer in the raffle. First prize was a week in a holiday cottage in Rosedale Abbey, Yorkshire, kindly donated by Sharon and Graeme Baxter of the Slipway shop at the Cobb. There were also cash prizes of £200 and £100 donated by local financial advice firm Bright Future Finance and Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium and three course meals at the Alexandra Hotel and Harbour Inn.

Prize winners

1st Prize: One week stay in a Yorkshire holiday cottage

Online ticket 5427 - Andrew Hepworth

This prize was kindly donated by Sharon and Graeme of The Slipway.

2nd Prize: £200 cash

Ticket 0213 - Jill Pack

Thanks to local financial advice firm Bright Future Financial for donating the £200 prize.

3rd Prize: £100 cash

Ticket 1578 - Paul Marshall

Thanks to Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium for donating the £100 prize.

4th Prize: Three course meal for two at the Alexandra Hotel

Ticket 0789 - Claire German

Thanks to the Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant for this prize.

5th Prize: Three course meal for two at the Harbour Inn

Ticket 1513 - Julie Corbin

Thanks to Mark and Sue of the Harbour Inn for this prize.