Over and Above’s Big Advent Raffle

OVER AND ABOVE’S BIG ADVENT RAFFLE has now been launched with 25 AMAZING prizes to be won and a gorgeous hand sewn advent calendar which will be given to the lucky winner just in time for Christmas.

Appledore sewer Di Blackmore sewed this beautiful calendar, assisted by her daughter Lindsay Stanbury who is the Group Manager for Cancer Care Services at North Devon District Hospital and her sister Denise Cottee, who is a regular volunteer for Over and Above.

Di said “This quilt has been a special labour of love and I spent several weeks making it with my daughter and sister for a charity that is very close to our hearts. Denise was wonderful as she contacted so many different businesses who sponsored the calendar with some wonderful prizes”

The 25 prizes include a night for two people at the Red Lion Hotel in Clovelly, a round of 18 holes of golf for 5 guests at Royal North Devon Golf Club in Westward Ho!, a bottle of champagne, tickets for the Big Sheep, a cut and blow dry at the Oak Room in Barnstaple and so much more.

Tickets are on sale at £2 each from the Over and Above stand in the hospital foyer or to save you coming into the hospital you can purchase tickets by donating online to https://overandabove.org.uk/donate/ . If you decide to pay online, please email ndht.charity@nhs.net with a message stating “Advent calendar”, your name and a contact number and we will write you details on your ticket and will get in touch with you if you win! The tickets will be drawn at the end of November.

Over and Above Fundraiser Julie Whitton said “You don’t want to miss out on this raffle because the calendar and prizes really are wonderful and we’d like to thank Di, Lindsay, Denise and all the wonderful sponsors involved for helping us raise money the for the Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal.

The funds raised from this event will be used to support the hospital charity’s new appeal. Over and Above is aiming to raise £1.5million to build a Cancer and Wellbeing Centre at North Devon District Hospital. The centre will be a dedicated space available to anyone affected by cancer and other illnesses at any stage of their illness, offering a wide range of information and support services, all within a comfortable and welcoming environment. The centre will also include a relatives’ accommodation wing for family and other loved ones of in-patients who are receiving treatment at North Devon District Hospital.

L-R: Lindsay Stanbury and Denise Cottee

List of prizes:

Big Sheep – Entry tickets

Milky Way – Entry tickets

Quince Honey Farm South Molton – entry tickets

Willow Ladies’ clothes shop in Westward Ho!  – £15.00 Voucher

Kudos – Wash, Cut and Blow-dry with Conditioning Treatment Voucher

The River Rooms, Bideford Salon – Comfort Zone” Essential Cleansing Kit

Durrant House Hotel Nort ham  – Cream Tea for 2

Frank Heard Butchers in Westward Ho! – £12.00 Voucher

Royal North Devon Golf Club – Bearer and up to 4 guests for 18 holes of golf

Light Punk – Handmade Bespoke Lampshade to your specification to the value of £45

The Red Lion Hotel, Clovelly – one night for two people for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

The Pier House, Westward Ho! – £20.00 Voucher

Goddess Lashes Torrington – Eyelashes and eyebrow treatments

Gelicious Torrington – Gel Manicure

Trinity Suite team – Luxury Food Hamper

Trinity Suite team – Luxury Pampering Hamper

Holly Conway and her amazing family – Christmas Hamper

Diane Blackmore – Handmade Patchwork Lap Quilt

Diane Blackmore – Hand knitted Scandinavian Gnome and tub of chocolates

Banburys of Barnstaple – Makeover by Bare Minerals

Hamper of Mixed Wine – 6 Bottles

Dartington Crystal – Pair cut crystal wine glasses (and we have added a bottle of fizz too!)

Dartington Crystal – Beautiful Purple Vase (and we have added a £10 M&S Voucher for flowers)

The Oak Room – Cut & Blow Dry

Lilicos – Tapas Voucher