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Brentwood woman wins car in St Francis Hospice raffle

PUBLISHED: 17:57 05 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:57 05 August 2013

Mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Trew, with Eileen Woodrow and St Francis Hospice CEO Pam Court.

Mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Trew, with Eileen Woodrow and St Francis Hospice CEO Pam Court.

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A Brentwood woman picked up the keys to a brand new car after winning the top prize in the St Francis Hospice spring raffle.

Eileen Woodrow was presented with the keys to the Kia Picanto car by deputy Mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Trew at the Havering-atte-Bower hospice.

The raffle has raised more than £70,000 to fund specialist doctors and nurses to help people with life-limiting illnesses.

Eileen said: “My father was cared for in the day therapy and inpatient units at the hospice and he would have been absolutely thrilled to know I’d won!

“I bought 20 tickets but the hospice is worth every penny as I know that the care they gave my father was absolutely fantastic.”

Cllr Linda Trew said: “I was a volunteer here 21 years ago and it’s always a privilege and a pleasure to come and support the wonderful work of the hospice.

“I’m so pleased that someone who really appreciates the work of the hospice has won this lovely car.”

In addition to Eileen, local people from Romford, Hornchurch, Rainham and Upminster picked up other cash runner-up prizes totalling £2,900.


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