Guernsey Press

Community raffle for PEH spiritual centre

MONEY raised from a neighbourhood raffle will go towards the hospital’s chapel.

Bernie Coutu, left, and her daughter, Koritta, right, raised more than £350 for the spiritual care centre at the PEH through a community raffle. The money was received by hospital chaplain the Rev. Linda Le Vasseur. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 32398989)

Bernie Coutu and her daughter Koritta raised more than £350 in aid of the chapel, now referred to as the spiritual care centre.

‘It’s a big community thing that we all do, and everyone comes together,’ she said.

‘We sell raffle tickets, but often people will give us extra in donations.’

The spiritual care centre provides a safe space for patients and visitors to the hospital, regardless of their religion or beliefs.

The pair started raising money for the centre a few years back when the donation box from the site was stolen.

‘I am really grateful for Bernie and Koritta’s help, and the fact that they want to help out the chapel,’ said hospital chaplain, the Rev. Linda Le Vasseur.

‘We provide materials in here free of charge, and so donations like this are really helpful because everything costs money.’

Mrs Le Vasseur said that with national chaplaincy week coming up, she would like to put on something nice for that, and also launch a project making teddies for children, where the donation money would fund the wool and other materials.

Another raffle will be staged around Christmas time.