Help wanted! We need raffle prizes for Cambs children’s charity

A HUNTINGDONSHIRE charity which supports children’s medical services in the district is appealing for raffle and auction prizes.

Dreamdrops, which provides equipment and funding for the children’s ward and special care baby unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in Huntingdon, has a number of fundraising opportunities coming up – but needs public support.

Over the next few weeks the charity is holding a raffle at the concerts being staged at the Huntingdon Philharmonic Orchestra but needs quality prizes to offer in the raffle.

The first concert is at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, November 13, when the orchestra will be playing Mozart’s Symphony 41 and the Requiem Mass.

Other concerts are planned for December 17 and at various dates in 2012.

Dreamdrops has a stall at the monthly St Ives Crafter fairs at the Free Church but after a few successful months the prizes are all but gone.

The next event is due to take place on Saturday, October 1, with others on November 5 and December 3.

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A Dreamdrops spokesman said: “We are in very short supply of raffle prizes and would love to hear from anyone or any business who can provide us with some for these occasions.

“The money is put to a very good cause and helps to supply equipment for sick children which the NHS would otherwise be unable to provide.”

Dreamdrops will also be among the charities to benefit from next year’s garden show at Abbots Ripton Hall, the home of Lord and Lady de Ramsey.

The charity has been asked to organise a silent auction needs some special prizes for what could turn out to be a significant fundraiser.

INFORMATION: Anyone who can provide a raffle or auction prize can drop it into The Hunts Post offices at 30 High Street, Huntingdon or contact Dreamdrops by e-mailing