Huge demand for raffle tickets

White Swan Hotel general manager James Thompson and operations manager Anthony Fyfe with and Carlo Biagioni, chairman of Alnwick Chamber of Trade  and Elizabeth Jones and Tom Pattinson from Alnwick In Bloom, announcing The Alnwick Raffle. Picture by Jane Coltman
White Swan Hotel general manager James Thompson and operations manager Anthony Fyfe with and Carlo Biagioni, chairman of Alnwick Chamber of Trade and Elizabeth Jones and Tom Pattinson from Alnwick In Bloom, announcing The Alnwick Raffle. Picture by Jane Coltman
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Raffle tickets for a new fund-raising initiative are being snapped up – and the huge demand might lead to more being printed.

The Alnwick Raffle 2016 aims to collect enough funds to be able to purchase plants to spruce up parts of the town.

Local businesses have donated prizes for the draw, which takes place at a gala event at the town’s White Swan Hotel on the evening of Saturday, February 20. Raffle tickets, priced £1, are being sold through local shops where a poster is displayed.

Jonathan Park, from the town’s Halifax Community Bank branch, said: “The raffle ticket sales are a roaring success – we will definitely sell out of the 3,000 that were made available and I may get some more printed.”

If anyone would like to attend the gala event, email Carlo Biagioni at cbiagioni1@gmail.com