Our staff and residents have raised more than £300 for Shooting Star Chase, a nearby children’s hospice, through a special Christmas raffle.
Almost everyone who works or lives in our community pitched in, buying raffle tickets and donating prizes, which ranged from wine and chocolates to a giant Christmas cracker and a superb hamper packed full of goodies.
Keith Henesey, our Village Manager, drew the winners on Tuesday the 20th December in front of a crowd of smiling residents and employees.
Interesting Shooting Star Chase, which cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families, was also drawn at random from a collection of nominations made by residents.
“We decided that our residents should elect which charity the money raised would be donated to,” said Keith. “Naturally people here hold different causes close to their hearts for personal reasons, so this seemed a fair way of doing it.”
He added: “People at Elmbridge are fantastic when it comes to supporting good causes, especially at Christmas. This is one of the reasons I love my job and I am grateful to be surrounded by such a friendly, compassionate group of individuals.”