Diss firms set to raise thousands for EACH through prize draw

Generous business leaders in Diss are helping to raise thousands of pounds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices through a huge Christmas hamper draw.

Twenty firms in the town have all contributed to 'The Ultimate Christmas Hamper' draw – where a �5 tickets gives you the chance to win prizes ranging from fitness club membership to a wealth of electronic gadgets and goodies.

With all ticket sales going towards the local children's charity, the businesses hope to raise over �15,000 for the cause. The total prize value currently stands at over �4,000.

Businesses that have taken part are the Park Hotel, Midwich, Il Divo, Fayre View Restaurant, The Sweetie Shop and Claires Sugar Craft, CK Meats, Bull Auberge, Brown's Butchers, Diss Fit Club, VAE Hair, Madgetts Cycles, Co-Op Chemists, Diss Cue Club, Park Flowers, Reflex Martial Arts, Crackers and Chaps, Auto Aid UK, John Grose, Diss Antiques and Candies Shoe Store

Four hampers are up for grabs, including a bundle of a 42inch TV, a home theatre system, a Galaxy tablet, Playstation 3, Ipad 3, a Galaxy Nexus Android Phone plus much more, from electronics supplier Midwich.

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Alex Ward, commercial director at Midwich, said: 'Christmas is a time for giving and we wanted a big end of year push to raise a lot of money for such a worthwhile cause as EACH. From the outset our desire was to do something outstanding and memorable, while at the same time it was important for us to include local businesses and have something amazing to offer out to the local community.'

Tickets are available from the Park Hotel, Park Flowers, VAE Hair, Diss Antiques, The Auberge in Yaxley, Mere Moments, and the Carpet Shop and prizes are set to be drawn at the Diss Corn Hall on Tuesday, December 11 by mayor Graham Minshull.

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