Prizes worth £1,500 up for grabs in raffle for Ukraine funds

Businesses from across Sheffield have clubbed together to raise over £1,500 worth of prizes to be raffled for Ukraine on Sunday.

Ms Marples, 39, from Woodhouse, has organised a charity sale with all proceeds going to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine appeal.

£500 has already been raised on raffle ticket sales alone, with a range of major prizes up for grabs – from a signed Sheffield United football to a microneedling session worth £100.

Ms Marples said: “The situation has been heartbreaking. We felt useless just sitting and watching the news and felt we had to do something.”

Donated clothes and items are also set to be sold this Sunday, 20 March,  from 11am to 2pm at Beighton Lifestyle Centre, with a second sale on Sunday 3 April, from 10am to 4pm.

Ms Marples said: “We’ve been collecting and dropping off emergency supplies to various points throughout the city.

“The collection centres have been overrun with donations of clothes. 

“We felt rather than them being sat rotting and going to waste we could sell the items people wanted to donate.

“Then we could use it to raise cash to send to the DEC  in order for them to buy essential items needed on the ground.”

Ms Marples thanked her friends and co-workers for helping to sell raffle tickets and collect donations, as well as Beighton Leisure Centre for donating space in order to host the two events.

Ms Marples wanted to specifically thank all the small businesses giving up time and services for free to benefit the cause. 

Businesses who have donated prizes include: Hillsborough Golf Club, Nutcase Hair and Beauty, Our Cow Molly, Manor Operatics Society, Jump Inc, Titans Boxing, The Place Hair and Winskill Photography – just to name a few.


Written by Ewan Harkness

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