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Patron of Suffolk Family Carers and West End and Broadway Star, Ruthie Henshall will draw the charity’s winning Christmas raffle tickets at SK Clinic and Spa, Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 19th December. The winner will enjoy a scrumptious lunch with Ruthie in the New Year along with a signed copy of her new book ‘So You Want To Be In Musicals?’
SK Clinic and Spa has provided one of the other main prizes – a luxury hamper of Pevonia beauty products worth £300.
The spa is also treating Ruthie to an afternoon of treatments to thank her for her work with the charity which SK has supported for four years.
A Family Carer is someone of any age whose life is restricted because they are looking after another person who cannot manage without help because of illness, age related frailty, mental health need, substance misuse or disability. Family carers are not paid and do not always live with the person they care for. They may be caring for a friend, neighbour or relative. Suffolk Family Carers provides information, advice and guidance. They estimate that there are 98,000 Family Carers in Suffolk and they currently support 6,263 of them, including 103 Young Adult Carers and 411 Young Carers.
Daniela Chandler, SK’s Spa Director, says, “We are delighted to host this year’s raffle draw and look forward to welcoming Ruthie Henshall and the Suffolk Family Carers to the spa. It is an honour for us to help in any way we can to raise much-needed funds for the support and services that this compassionate charity provides.”
Ruthie says, “I am so looking forward to meeting everyone at SK and to drawing the winning tickets. It is so important that local businesses support local charities and I know that SK’s continued support has enabled us to sell more tickets and to raise awareness of the situation of Family Carers.’
Tickets are still on sale £1 per ticket from Suffolk Family Carers Tel: 01473 835400. Other prizes include an Apple iPod Touch, a £100 Garden Voucher from Bourne Garden Centre and 100 cups of coffee from the charity’s own café in Claydon.