We are excited to announce the winner of our Grand Raffle star prize of £1000. The winners are Mr. Peter Cahill and his partner, Mrs. Sue Burrows, from Hastings who are the grandparents of Tasha Burrows. Tash is part of our Young Adult Carer Group held monthly in Hastings.

Mr. Cahill and Mrs. Burrows’ granddaughter, Tash Burrows, 21, has been involved with Care for the Carers since she was 9, when she was a Young Carer. She cares for her mum, Nikki, who has Fibromyalgia, Muscle degeneration, and other health issues. Tash has recently won the Carer of the Year award in the Best of Sussex Awards 2019.

Grand Raffle Star Prize Winner

Sue Burrows said: “Thank you so much, we are delighted and gobsmacked. We are not sure how we will spend the money yet as it’s difficult to make plans and arrangements with Nikki’s disability. We have never had that amount of money before.”

Jennifer Twist, Chief Executive, Care for the Carers, said: “We are delighted that Mr. and Mrs. Cahill have won the star prize of £1000. It makes it even more special that they are Tash’s family, as Tash has been involved with us from 9 years of age and is actively involved with our work and Young Adult Carers group.  We’re really pleased that Tash has also agreed to become an ambassador for the charity.”

“We want to say a huge thank you to local businesses who donated over 45 raffle prizes to our Grand Raffle, and the many volunteers, people and partners who helped to sell tickets.”

The raffle raised a total of £2,670 and the proceeds will go towards Care for the Carers’ work helping local people who look after a relative or friend who couldn’t manage without their help. The raffle was part of Care for the Carers’ 30th anniversary celebrations this year.