Air ambulance raffle winner drives away with prize!


A Ripon woman has driven away with a brand new car after winning the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) raffle. Anne Duffield, 73, from Ripon, North Yorkshire, was the lucky ticket holder to be picked from more than 123,000 entrants in the charity’s fourth annual raffle. More than £500,000 has been raised since the raffle began in 2011.  Retiree, Mrs Duffield said: “I just couldn’t believe it.

A Ripon woman has driven away with a brand new car after winning the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) raffle.

Anne Duffield, 73, from Ripon, North Yorkshire, was the lucky ticket holder to be picked from more than 123,000 entrants in the charity’s fourth annual raffle.

More than £500,000 has been raised since the raffle began in 2011. 

Retiree, Mrs Duffield said: “I just couldn’t believe it. All I said was ‘you’re joking aren’t you?’ I never win at raffles but I definitely can’t say that anymore. It still hasn’t sunk in yet.”

The Vauxhall Corsa, worth £8,495, was supplied by Sherwoods in Darlington.

The draw took place on December 5 and the prize winner picked up the keys today, December 12.

Mrs Duffield, who has supported GNAAS for many years, bought 24 raffle tickets at £1 each.   

She said: “I had been thinking lately I could do with a change of car but I never got round to doing anything about it. This has come at a brilliant time and I’ve always driven Vauxhall motors so it’s the perfect match.”

The second prize was an overnight stay for two at Wynyard Hall in Billingham, won by a ticket holder from Thirsk. Third prize was £100, won by a ticket holder in West Denton, Newcastle.

All of the funds raised will go towards the service that operates three air ambulances across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. 

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