Summer Raffle 2016

Poppy and Rob draw the winning tickets

Poppy and Rob draw the winning tickets

On 29th July 2016 eleven year old Poppy Jones drew the winning tickets in our Summer Raffle.

Poppy, who has cerebral palsy and chronic lung disease, made the news last month for completing the Cardiff Triathlon with her dad, Rob. The pair completed the challenging course using equipment designed and made by the charity’s Innovation Centre.

The pair have since become Ambassadors for Cerebra and are delighted to be able to help raise awareness of the work the charity does.

Poppy said: “Cerebra is special to me because they help support children like me with brain related conditions. When I was younger I spent a lot of time in hospital. In the past 3 years I have been better and helped fundraise for charity. This year, I did my first triathlon for Cerebra – it was amazing! My type of cerebral palsy is rare so I like to tell people more about disabilities and me. Next I would like to do the London marathon so more people can hear about Cerebra”.

The event was also chance to celebrate Poppy’s incredible achievement at the triathlon where she really did achieve her dream of overcoming all the odds and proving that she can do anything, with a little help. The duo helped to raise an amazing £10,000 for the charity which will be used to support more children like Poppy.

We hold two raffle draws each year with the top prize winner receiving £5000, a second prize of £1500 and a third prize of £500. There are also ten £100 Love to Shop vouchers for the runners-up. The lucky winners from the summer draw have been notified.

If you’d like tickets for our Christmas draw please get in touch with louised@cerebra.org.uk.