Our Christmas raffle is now open, you can purchase your tickets here raffleentry.org.uk/motabilityOpens in new window for your chance to win up to £7,500 this christmas. With our second and third prizes of £5,000 and £2,500, as well as runners up prizes for 25 people of £50, each £1 ticket you buy has 28 chances to win.
Our seasonal raffles are one of our most popular fundraising initiatives, and with so many chances to win, it’s easy to see why. These raffles raise vital funds to help customers meet the costs of suitable vehicles and special adaptations so they can enjoy the same freedom and independence so many of us take for granted.
If you want to play but do not normally receive a raffle pack in the post, please contact Supporter Care by calling 0300 123 1875 or email email@example.comOpens email client . Alternatively, you can play online at raffleentry.org.uk/motabilityOpens in new window .
The closing date for entry into our Christmas Raffle is 1 December 2015.
How we have helped Emma and her family
Just six weeks after Emma’s baby was born, she had to undergo an emergency back operation which left her unable to walk or care for herself – let alone her newborn. She was diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome, where nerve roots in the lower back suddenly become severely compressed, causing immense pain. Emma’s husband Matt had to give up work and become her full-time carer which hit the family hard.
Thankfully, we were able to help with the advance payment for a car that met their needs. Emma said, “Motability has made a huge difference to my world. I can go out and not have to worry if there is wheelchair or scooter hire. Not only does mine fit in my car, the hoist lifts it in which is a big deal if I’m alone. Without this vehicle I’d most likely be housebound and we certainly wouldn’t be able to do the things we love as a family.”
If you would prefer to receive copy of the winners list by post, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 123 1875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Opens email client
If you are concerned about the amount you are gambling, (or you are concerned for a friend or relative) then the following questions may help give you some guidance:
• Has there been uncontrolled spending?
• Are significant amounts of time spent gambling?
• Has there been concealing or lying about gambling behaviour?
• Has the gambling impacted on relationships with family and friends?
• Have you noticed withdrawal from family activities?
• Is an excessive amount of time being spent on a computer?
• Have you noticed lack of apparent interests or leisure pursuits?
• Has there been absence from school, college or work?
Sometimes just telling someone about your concerns can be a relief and the first step toward dealing with your problem.
For friendly and helpful advice from trained counsellors, you can call GamCares’s helpline on 0808 8020 133. The helpline is open 24 hours a day.
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