Prize draw proceeds help fund genetics study

Prize draw proceeds help fund genetics study

The Beat SCAD Prize Draw took place on Tuesday 28th November at the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, the home of the UK SCAD research project. Lead researcher Dr David Adlam and research fellow Dr Alice Wood drew the winning tickets in the presence of Trustees Rebecca Breslin and Karen Rockell and volunteer Jacqui Hughes. The lucky winners are:

Prize Winning ticket Winner Location
Off-peak week’s accommodation in Portugal 0415 Andrew Aitken Caithness
Off-peak weekend accommodation in Norfolk 3555 Sarah Puxley Matlock
Hot Diamonds sterling silver heart necklace 1925 Angela Lester Brackley
Hawthorn hand-made ballpoint pen 2527 Gaye Barber Devon
Bracelet 3646 Jacqui Hughes Brackley
Handmade quilt 0201 Rey Ramirez London
2 nights’ accommodation in Shepherd’s Hut 3057 Michele Cole
Silver bracelet, grey cord 2075 J Stevens
Silver bracelet, blue cord 0278 C Dupuy London
SCAD strong hoodie 2796 Izaac Laing Leicestershire
Antique Rose heart necklace 1034 Fiona Vallance Dunfermline
Heart-themed cushion & scarf 2815 Brian Eccles Kettering
Two signed novels by Marina Oliver 2758 Kerry Seward Nottingham
Handmade quilt (green) 2530 Gaye Barber Devon
£50 1099 Sue Phelan Northants
£25 1307 Sarah Owen Leeds
£25 2886 Sylvia Hill Stoke-on-Trent

Congratulations everybody – we hope you enjoy your prizes!

The Beat SCAD team would like to extend a huge thank you to everybody who supported this event and bought or sold tickets. It was fantastic to see many members of our SCAD community joining in. Tickets were sold all over the country, from Somerset in the Southwest of England to Caithness in the far North of Scotland. Thanks also to everyone who donated the fantastic prizes and to Drs Adlam and Wood for drawing the winning tickets.

Dr Alice Wood drawing prize tickets

Dr Alice Wood drawing prize tickets

Trustee Chair Rebecca Breslin said: “The distribution of tickets up and down the country is a fantastic demonstration of the wide-reaching support of the SCAD community and dedication to keep raising money to help fund the research. Some of the group excelled at selling and should be immensely proud of their contribution to the overall total raised by this event.”

Dr David Adlam drawing tickets

Dr David Adlam with Karen Rockell (left) and Rebecca Breslin

An extra special thank you to our amazing group of top sellers:

Name Tickets sold
Jacqui Hughes 396
Lucie Haddon 150
David Selkirk 150
Laura Needham 145
Claire Swords 140
Laura Mahal 110
Sarah Kent 110
Jane Morgan 105
Clive & Karen Rockell 105
Colette Soan 100

A prize for the most tickets sold was presented to Jacqui Hughes following the draw. The prize, kindly donated by Gill Marshall, was a blue quilt that was handmade using offcuts supplied by the company that makes Prince Charles’ shirts.

Jacqui said: “As Beat SCAD had raffle tickets to sell to raise funds for the next donation to research and raise awareness of the charity, I thought how could I help to achieve this common goal without having to ask my same circle of friends/colleagues, who in the past have been very generous and supportive. I decided to ask my local Tesco if I could set up a table so their customers had an opportunity to purchase tickets and possibly win a prize. As people were very charitable and showed genuine interest in SCAD, Tesco kindly agreed that I could repeat the event for a second day. Overall, with the sales of tickets and generous donations, I managed to raise £500 and the people of Brackley and surrounding villages now know about SCAD. Goal achieved!”

Jacqui Hughes collecting prize

Jacqui Hughes won the prize for selling the most tickets

Ticket sales generated £3105 plus a further £187.67 was received in donations. With expenses deducted, the draw raised £2940.24 which Beat SCAD will round up to a £3000 donation to the research.

The £3000 will be donated to the University of Leicester and used to help fund an important part of the genetics study: to purchase and distribute blood sample tubes to research registrants who have not yet attended an appointment at Leicester.

Dr Adlam said: “The GWAS, or Genome-wide Association Study we are conducting requires as many participants as possible so it is vitally important that we collect blood samples from the SCAD patients who have registered for the research but not yet attended Leicester for a research or clinic appointment. The cost to purchase the equipment and distribute these blood tubes is in the region of £3K so the timing of this donation is perfect. Thanks to everyone for another fantastic contribution.”