The Annual SVP South-West Car Draw 2022 is a key SVP fundraising event for the region. Tickets and free post return envelopes have been delivered to every household in Cork and Kerry. This year there is the added option of buying tickets online. Donations are also welcome through both channels.
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Tickets for the raffle cost €5 each and can be purchased online.
The final date for entries will be 12 noon on Friday 6th January 2023.
First prize will be a brand-new Ford Focus, kindly donated by the Cavanagh family’s TOMAR Trust. In addition to this there will be six other cash prizes. The draw will take on January 11th at CAB Motors, Cork with the Lord Mayor in attendance where the winners will be announced. Details of the winners will be published on www.SVP.ie on Saturday 14th May and in the Irish Examiner with the event streamed later on social media.
With the cost-of-living crisis deepening, the charity is reporting that more people than ever are seeking help in the run up to the festive and winter season. SVP is receiving 1,150 calls for help per week (a 30% increase on last year).
This is expected to reach a peak of 1,400 calls per week in December. As the Society has revealed significant numbers of people in Cork and Kerry are reaching out to them seeking assistance as they struggle to cope with sky-high energy costs, increased prices for fuel and dramatic rises in the price of food.
The charity has also revealed that the most significant increase in calls this year is coming from lower-income earners in full-time employment.
Speaking at the launch of the SVP South-West Annual Car Draw, SVP South-West’s Regional Co-ordinator Gerry Garvey said the charity is gearing up for one of the most difficult periods for the South-West region in many years.
“We have received an unprecedented number of calls for this time of year and from all walks of life. These include but are not limited to; pensioners and social welfare parents, carers and those on disability payments, and those on lower-paid employment."