The Variety Grand Draw, which went online for the first time this year, has raised a whopping £86,000 to help Jersey’s disadvantaged children along with those with special needs.
Tickets for Variety’s Grand Draw cost £20 each with a dozen prizes up for grabs but it was Norman Revell who scooped the fantastic first prize – a new Jaguar E-Pace, which was donated by Jacksons.
Commenting on the donation, Andrew Searle, General Manager at Jacksons Channel Islands said: “We have been supporting Variety for a number of years and were delighted to donate the top prize for their Grand Draw again this year. Variety is a fantastic local charity and the proceeds from the raffle will support their wonderful work helping Jersey’s disadvantaged children.”
Sandra Auckland from Variety added: “There will be some very busy times ahead as we get closer to Christmas, so many families are struggling for Christmas and Variety is there to help in any way we can. We will be distributing presents to needy families as we did last year, and we continue to help on a daily basis with clothes, shoes and food.”
Variety also works closely with local primary schools to help provide outside playground space, especially important for families who don’t have gardens at home.