New Year, New Car for Hyundai Winner Linda
A retired nurse from Dorset is driving into 2023 with a new car thanks to Bristol Street Motors and St Oswald’s Hospice.
The Hyundai i10 was the star prize donated by Bristol Street Motors Silverlink Hyundai for the Hospice’s raffle, which has raised more than £40,000.
Linda Anthony, a retired community psychiatric nurse from Dorset, originally from High Howdon, regularly supports St Oswald’s Hospice since her late twin brother Ron was in its care last year.
Linda said: “Since my dear brother was cared for by the wonderful and dedicated staff at St Oswald’s, they have always had a place in my heart. Before he passed away, Ron and I struck a deal and shook hands on it. He promised he would let me know he was doing okay, and I believe this is it!
“Much of my family still live in Newcastle, and my husband and I frequently travel back up to the North East to visit. This brand-new Hyundai i10 is going to make these journeys much more comfortable.”
Robert Forrester, Chief Executive of Bristol Street Motors, said: “St Oswald’s Hospice is a fantastic charity and community asset, which every year provides invaluable support for those receiving end of life care.
“Bristol Street Motors has supported the Hospice for a number of years, and we are looking forward to continuing this brilliant partnership into the future.”
Steph Edusei, Chief Executive of St Oswald’s Hospice,said: “Everyone at St Oswald’s is incredibly happy that Linda has won the car. We grew to know Linda when we were taking care of her late brother Ron.
“We have raised more than £40,000 in this year’s raffle, which will allow us to continue our vital work improving the quality of life for those with a life-limiting illness.
“We couldn’t have done this without the support of Bristol Street Motors and people like Linda who bought a raffle ticket, shared the campaign, and donated to us!”
The St Oswald’s Big Raffle will return next year for its 30th Anniversary and Bristol Street Motors will be supporting the raffle and Hospice once again.