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A volunteer for a local charity is the lucky owner of a brand new car after winning a Suzuki Celerio.
Maureen Chester, 74, got lucky when her name was drawn out of the hat in the annual Win A Car charity fundraiser at the Eastbourne Arndale Centre.
Since its launch in 2000, Win a Car has raised over £310,000 for local charities.  During November and December volunteers from 48 good causes in Eastbourne staffed the desk at the Centre and sold tickets for just £1, with every penny going directly to the charity.
In addition ten other winners received a £25 Marks & Spencer voucher each.
Mrs Chester said:
“This is so exciting for me.  On hearing the news I telephoned my family and friends who were all absolutely delighted for me.  It’s not every day that you win a new car.”
Mrs Chester has lived in Old Town for 54 years and is a volunteer for Memory Lane in Eastbourne.  Memory Lane is a charity providing social activities for people with dementia and their carers to attend together.
Eastbourne Arndale Centre Manager Bill Plumridge said:
“I’m delighted that Maureen has won the car, she is a very deserving winner.  I would like to thank everyone who supported the charities by buying a ticket for this year’s event.”
For more information about Memory Lane Eastbourne please call 07800874361.