Local company Naim Audio have donated the system that includes a 42" TV with surround sound. Other raffle prizes include free car hire for a weekend from Woods BMW and a year's free family membership at Wilton House.
Dave Cates, Director of Fundraising at Salisbury District Hospital said: " We are very grateful to Naim Audio for their fantastic support, we really hope that this year's raffle will be our best yet and will push our fundraising for the Caring 4 Kids campaign to the halfway mark. Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust members and Friends of the Stars Appeal will soon receive raffle tickets through the post and we hope that people will support us in our aim to make life better for local children in hospital by entering the draw themselves or selling tickets to family and friends."
Tickets for the raffle are £1 each and will be on general sale from mid November at Salisbury District Hospital. If you can support the Stars Appeal by selling tickets on their behalf, please contact Hannah Paye on 01722 429005.
Mr Cates said: " As we get closer to the half way mark of the campaign, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, volunteers and supporters for all their help so far and for their continuing efforts in the second half of the campaign."
You can also enter the raffle by phone, call 09013600811 and leave your details when prompted.
To enter by text send your message to 80360 starting with STARSAPPEAL leave a space and then send your name and contact details.
Calls cost £1 per call from BT landlines. Calls from mobiles and some other networks may cost more.
Texts cost £1 plus your normal operator text charge. Telephone and text voting lines open 27/11/2008 and close 17/12/2008 at 23:59pm. Service provided by Newsquest Media Group.
Telephone and text entry is kindly organised in association with the Salisbury Journal. The Salisbury Journal guarantees that a minimum of 50p per call/text will be donated to the Stars Appeal.
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Notes to Editors
The complete home entertainment system worth £8,600 is donated by Naim Audio who are based on Southampton Road, Salisbury. The system incorporates a n-Vi all-in-one home entertainment centre and 5.1 surround sound n-SYSTEM with a 42" HD ready Loewe Plasma Screen. Woods BMW will provide a BMW convertible free of charge for a weekend. The year's free family membership of Wilton House is courtesy of the Wilton House Estate and Lord Pembroke.
The Stars Appeal raises money to create the best possible experience for the 300,000 people who rely on Salisbury District Hospital. It funds extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. The Appeal benefits all wards and departments. It also raises money for major projects. In 2007, thanks to the generous support of the local community, the Appeal funded advanced equipment for premature and critically ill babies and an advanced keyhole cancer surgery suite.
The Caring 4 Kids campaign is raising £1million to help create a state-of-the-art children's facility at the Hospital which will treat over 6,000 children each year. The Caring 4 Kids campaign will fund a range of additional facilities and equipment within the centre including parents' accommodation, dedicated long stay rooms for children with serious illnesses, indoor and outdoor play areas and a multi sensory room for children with disabilities. The Caring 4 Kids campaign will also fund high-tech equipment for diagnosis and treatment.
For further information please contact:
Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator, The Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital. Tel: 01722 429005. www.starsappeal.org firstname.lastname@example.org