Win a car and help a good cause

SHINY, sparkling and new, this £6,500 car could be yours – if you give a few pounds to a charity draw and get lucky.By buying a £10 draw ticket, you could stand to win this new model Peugeot 106, and raise cash for paralysed speedway rider Lol Hare into the bargain.

SHINY, sparkling and new, this £6,500 car could be yours – if you give a few pounds to a charity draw and get lucky.

By buying a £10 draw ticket, you could stand to win this new model Peugeot 106, and raise cash for paralysed speedway rider Lol Hare into the bargain.

Former Ipswich Witches star rider Lol was injured in April during a race at Newport.

He has now been assessed and is being treated by spinal experts at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, after spending a month in hospital in Wales.

He has been to the gym twice since arriving at the world famous hospital, and is hoping he will be allowed a night out with relatives, on Saturday.

But the 32-year-old is battling to stay fit and faces a blood transfusion if his health does not improve this week.

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His aunt Lynn Dennis and former speedway promoter Mike Western are running a fund, in conjunction with the Evening Star, which aims to hit £100,000 for Lol's future when he returns home to Ipswich. It has now surged past £70,000 and shows no sign of slowing.

Guy Nicholls, director of ForkRent Plc in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich and cousin of Ipswich Witches rider Scott Nicholls, has come forward to offer the top prize.

He knows Lol personally, and said: "This country doesn't do enough to help people in such a predicament, and we wanted to help him."

Delighted Lynn, from Stella Maris, Ipswich, said: "The tickets are limited to 5,000, so there's a better chance of winning than in the national Lottery!

"The draw will be held at a comedy evening at the County Hotel, Copdock on October 4."

Tickets for the draw, and £30 tickets for the comedy night – including a three-course meal and wine – are available by telephoning Lynn on 01473 259021.

Mike and Guy are also selling tickets for the draw, on 01473 683472 and 01473 727265 respectively.

Wolsey Press in The Drift, Nacton Road, has given free printing for the cause, and Theresa and John Ward from Claydon raised £650 by hosting a champagne garden party for 40 guests including Star columnist Bob Shelley.

The proceeds included a £100 collection at Theresa's shop House of Hair in Kesgrave.

Recent donations into Star for the fund, include a £25 cheque from the bar committee of Grundisburgh Football Club where Lol's father John, from Balmoral Close, Ipswich, previously played.

Debbie and David Mayes and family from Meadowlands, Kirton, sent £20.

Monica and George Reed from Cowper Street sent £25.

Donations payable to the Lol Hare Appeal can be sent to Geraldine Thompson, Editor's Secretary, The Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

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