Last chance to win a car and help kidney unit

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Corsa outside James Cook

AS The James Cook University Hospital Kidney Unit Appeal accelerates into its home straight there’s just one week left to be in with a chance of winning a brand new Vauxhall Corsa.

Our Hospitals Charity teamed up with Drive Motor Retail back in April to launch a virtual raffle after the company generously handed over the keys to a Vauxhall Corsa SE worth £16,500.

And the brand new vehicle will be driven home by one lucky winner very soon as ticket sales close on Wednesday 29 September.

Tickets are £5 each and proceeds will go towards the Middlesbrough hospital’s kidney unit appeal which is aiming to raise £500,000 to create a bright, modern and welcoming facility for patients while also increasing clinical space.

Rob Keenan, group joint managing director at Drive Motor Retail, said: “The renal services at The James Cook University Hospital support people from the Tees Valley as well as parts of Durham, North Yorkshire and Cumbria and the work the frontline NHS workers do is truly life changing.

“We’re delighted to be behind this campaign and to be able to give back to the people who help our community.

“There’s only a few days left to enter this amazing competition and to be in with a chance of winning one of our Corsas. We can’t wait to hand the keys over to the lucky winner!”

The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday 30 September.

Renal consultant David Reaich said: “We hope that lots of people will enter the draw as we head into this final week. Someone will be the lucky winner of the car, but everyone will contribute to improving facilities for the care of local patients.”

Thomas Harrington of Our Hospitals Charity added: “COVID-19 prevented traditional raffle ticket sales as visiting is still restricted on our hospital sites to keep everyone safe so we launched a virtual raffle instead.

“It’s so easy to register for a ticket and you can do it from the comfort of your own armchair – just go to