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Raffle winner able to spend more time with MND relative

Raffle winner able to spend more time with MND relative
17th November 2009

The first prize of £3,500 from a charity raffle has been awarded to Sue Rice, a woman who is now able to use the money to see her terminally ill sister much more often.

In the draw, which was held by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, the dedicated follower of the charity was given the funding so she could afford to spend more time with Annie Walters, who has the condition.

Ms Walters is now unable to walk due to the disease, with her voice also weakening.

She sold as many raffle tickets as possible and was shocked yet delighted to hear that the winner of the first prize was her own sister.

Ms Walters continued: "I was delighted when I found out that Sue won as I've been so closely involved with the MND Association over the years. This money will help Sue to come and visit me more often as I can no longer travel."

Last month, another fundraising initiative was launched, with a radio DJ and cricket players from Northamptonshire County Cricket Club announcing their preparations to walk over 20ft of burning coals for the MND Association.

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