The Mayor of Runnymede, Councillor Parshotam Sohi and his wife, Mayoress Davinder Sohi, visited the Sight for Surrey offices in Fetcham on Wednesday 15th January 2020 to draw the charity’s eagerly awaited Christmas Raffle winners. Sight for Surrey works with children and adults who are blind, have a vision impairment, are Deaf, hard of hearing or have a combined sight and hearing loss to enable them to live full and independent lives.
The Mayor and Mayoress were greeted by Bob Hughes, Chief Executive of Sight for Surrey and given a tour around the charity’s offices, including a visit to the Adult Services where they met Joe Collins, Deaf Project Officer and Jacqui Ide, a Senior Sensory Specialist Worker.
The charity raised over £5,500 in ticket sales from the raffle, which will go directly to supporting the blind and deaf community. The majority of the 15 prizes were kindly donated by local businesses and individuals. The Mayor drew the 15 winning tickets surrounded by excited staff from the charity.
Lisa Fletcher, Head of Fundraising at Sight for Surrey, said “thank you to everyone that has supported Sight for Surrey by purchasing tickets. This year’s raffle proceeds exceeded expectations and we hope local residents and businesses will continue to support us.”
1st prize of £250 was won by a lucky local Fetcham resident and 2nd prize of a pair of tickets to the Premier enclosure at Sandown Racecourse was scooped by a resident of Oxshott . All winners have been notified by phone and letter.