Soapbox challenge raffle drawn

The prize-winners from the raffle held at the recent Simonside Challenge event, which raised funds for the Percy Hedley Foundation, have been announced.

The Challenge, organised by Lazy Grace, saw five teams from around the county race soapbox carts down a hillside course in the Simonside Hills.

And Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Berwick, went to the Lazy Grace headquarters in Rothbury last week to announce the 17 lucky winners from across the county.

Ian McAllister, from the company, said: “We are pleased that Anne-Marie agreed to make this draw for us, as she added a touch of glamour to the event.

“At Lazy Grace, we like to turn our hands to all things from websites to soapbox races to raffles. You could say that it’s our ‘Getting Things Done’ ethos that constantly pushes us into new situations.”

Managing director John Tait added: “We’ve all had a wonderful time raising funds for such a worthwhile cause and we can’t wait to present them their money and see the smiles on their faces.”

To find out if you were a lucky raffle winner, visit the event website – – where a full list of prize-winners has been published.