Every year we tell people that they could win a car for a pound and this year that is exactly what happened! Our winner was shopping at centre:mk with her partner before Christmas, it was getting near to closing time when she noticed the Milton Keynes Community Foundation Car Raffle stand. She only just caught Company MK, a local theatre group, as they were about to pack up from their afternoon of selling raffle tickets and decided to take a chance and buy just one ticket!
A celebration for the community group and charities who took part
Our winner was presented with the keys to her new car at a presentation evening held at the Volkswagen showroom in Milton Keynes on 15th March.
Aniko, our winner said:
“I still can’t believe it, I’m still in shock. I didn’t own a car before so it will have a real impact on my life, we’re already planning a weekend away, something that would have been so much harder to achieve without this fantastic prize”
It was an evening of celebration with many of the groups and charities, who sold tickets, coming together to recognise their incredible achievement of raising £25.888!
Community groups and charities who take part in the raffle retain at least 50% of the funds raised from ticket sales and the remaining money goes towards MK Community Foundation’s grant making programme, benefiting community groups across Milton Keynes.
We are extremely grateful to our partners Volkswagen UK Ltd, who donated the grand prize, centre:mk for supporting us by donating their valuable location in a very busy shopping period and Freestone Creative for creating our display graphics.
Paul Buckett, Head of Corporate Affairs for Volkswagen Group
“This annual event is also a great pleasure for us all at Volkswagen Group UK. The fund raisers did an amazing job in multiplying the value of the Volkswagen Polo we donated, Aniko was obviously delighted with her win, and the funds generated are efficiently focussed through the various charities by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation to benefit the local community.”
Kevin Duffy, centre:mk Director:
“centre:mk is the heart of the city and proudly continues our support of the community, specifically the MK Community Foundation which helps us connect with many diverse charities. Holding the car raffle, giving millions of customers the opportunity to win such a brilliant prize is amazing. Congratulations to the winner and the charities who took part.
Get involved in the Community Car Raffle 2017/2018
Make sure your community group or charity is on board to make the most of this fantastic opportunity to raise both, awareness of what you do, and funds towards your valuable work.
To find out how your group can get involved in the Charity Car Raffle in 2017 visit our Charity Car Raffle Page