Alzheimer's Association car lottery launches today

A NEW car with a year's free insurance is up for grabs for those who support a local charity.

The Guernsey Alzheimer's Association has launched its first ever car lottery today [1 March], with all proceeds staying on-island to support the charity's efforts in helping those living with dementia and Alzheimer's.

Due to launch in February, it was postponed due to the lockdown, but manager Julie Thompson thought now would be a great time for a little 'pick me up'.

'First prize is a red and black Toyota Aygo, which is the perfect car for the island - whether it's you're young or old, it's your first car or you're looking for a change.

'What's unique about our car lottery as well is that, thanks to Channel Islands Insurance Brokers, anyone aged 18 to 75 will have the first year of insurance covered, so you'll only need the cost of petrol to run it.'

Second prize is £1,000 cash and third is a champagne picnic for six at one of the towers at L'Ancresse.

Guernsey Alzheimers Association chairman Stephen Collas and manager Julie Thompson. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 29283377)

There are 2,500 tickets on sale from today and the winner will be drawn at the Alzheimer's Association garden party on 24 July.

All of the money raised from ticket sales will go towards projects that the charity runs for people with Alzheimer's and their carers, such as golf days, a community art project and the respite service for carers.

'Our respite service is expensive, with 37 clients and 22 sitters who can provide respite care - so, even if you don't win, taking part in the lottery is a great way to support a local charity that makes a real difference to the community,' Mrs Thompson said.

'Tickets are just £20 because we wanted to make it as accessible as possible to as many people.'

  • Tickets will be available from Ray & Scott, Rocks in Le Pollet and Freelance garage when they re-open in a later stage of lockdown, but for the time being they can be purchased through the charity on 245121 where the manager will do a card transaction over the phone and post the tickets to you.

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