October 19th, 2012 by Les Bourgs Hospice
Four volunteers who have given up hours of their time to sell tickets for the Les Bourgs Hospice Million Pound Lottery have been chosen to draw the winning numbers at 4 pm on Saturday, 20 October 2012 in Market Square, St Peter Port.
Christine Robert, Sandra Clough, May Boscher and Pamela Le Gallez, who are all Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice, have been given the honour of changing some islanders’ lives.
“We really couldn’t have made the Million Pound Lottery a success without the help of so many people but Christine, Sandra, May and Pamela have given the most time and so it gave me great pleasure to ask them to do the honours,” said Jack Honeybill, chairman of the Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice.
The draw had originally been due to take place on Saturday 13 October 2012 to coincide with World Hospice Day but slower than expected ticket sales led to a last minute delay.
“We needed to sell approximately 3,700 tickets to cover the prize money and the costs of running the lottery and with less than a month to go, we were some way off that. But once again the people of Guernsey have amazed us with their support and generosity and we now have about 500 tickets left to sell,” said Mr Honeybill.
“With all of the costs covered, every penny from every ticket or share sold will go to the Les Bourgs Hospice Redevelopment Appeal and everyone involved has their fingers crossed that we can sell all of the tickets and raise the remaining £400,000 needed to reach the appeal’s £4 million target. Hopefully on Saturday, not only will five ticket holders be celebrating, but we will also have the opportunity to do so.”
Tickets, which cost £300 each or £30 for a tenth share, will be on sale until 3 pm on Saturday.
They are available from Maubrook Jewellers on The Bridge, St Sampson during normal shop hours until 3 pm on Saturday, at Waitrose Admiral Park from 10 am until 8 pm on Friday and until 3 pm on Saturday and at Le Friquet Garden Centre from 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday, 20 October 2012.