A St Oswald’s supporter had an elephant-sized surprise recently, when she discovered she was the new owner of her very own Elmer! Mrs Douglas from South Northumberland had entered the Big Elmer Raffle, which was raising funds for St Oswald’s Hospice but not for a moment did she think that hers would be the lucky ticket! We invited Mrs Douglas into the hospice to find out more.
She told us: “It was back in February that I first heard about the raffle and decided to buy a ticket. I was telling my daughter Carol about it and as she had found £1 on the sofa, she asked me to buy an extra one too! In the end, I bought five tickets from the St Oswald’s shop in Shiremoor. Carol joked with me that If I won, it could come and live with her in her garden. It became a bit of a running joke whenever I spoke to my daughter!”