New wheels for lucky winner

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Brighouse resident Joanna Simpson has received the keys to a brand new Citroen C1 as the lucky winner of the Martin House Grand Car Raffle.

She met this week with ITV Yorkshire Calendar presenter and Martin House Ambassador, Christine Talbot, at the hospice in Boston Spa to collect her prize.

The Car Raffle, which has been raising funds for the hospice since 2011, this year raised over £42,000.

The support of confectionery firm HARIBO and car dealership Evans Halshaw Citroen of Whitehall Road, Leeds, ensures that the majority of the proceeds go towards supporting Martin House families.

Although she has three children now able to drive, Mrs Simpson said: “My husband will be having my old car and my husband’s car will be passed on to the children. My son is ecstatic as he’s home from uni over the summer and will now have a car to get around. When I got the call from Martin House to say I’d won the car, I didn’t believe it. I always read the newsletter and look out for the raffle winner but I never expected to appear myself.”