Big-hearted Barnstaple boss buys £600 of Chemo Appeal raffle tickets for staff

10:01 04 July 2014

Martin Masters of M and E Alarms and Chemo Appeal fundraising manager Ian Roome.

Martin Masters of M and E Alarms and Chemo Appeal fundraising manager Ian Roome.

Archant

M and E Alarms employees enjoy unexpected bonus as their company celebrates 30 years.

A Barnstaple boss has celebrated the 30th anniversary of his family business by giving his staff 20 opportunities to win a free car.

Martin Masters of M and E Alarms at Pottington has bought £600 worth of raffle tickets for the Chemotherapy Appeal Grand Car Draw and distributed them among his 30 staff.

“We are also celebrating six members of staff who have been with us for more than 20 years,” he said.

“So in recognition of that sort of loyalty we have purchased 20 tickets for each employee.

“This is a fantastic way of supporting the Chemo Appeal as almost everyone ion North Devon, or their friends and family, will have been touched by the chemotherapy unit at Barnstaple, which has been a massive support to so many.

“We would also like to thank all our customers, past and present, for supporting us over the past 30 years.”

The grand draw was launched in April by the North Devon Gazette, teaming up with Parkside Kia in Barnstaple and the Hospital Charity to offer the chance to win a Kia Picanto worth around £8,000.

The draw takes place on March 27 next year and tickets are available from the hospital foyer, Parkside, the Gazette offices in Old Station Road and now at M and E on Pottington.

Fundraising manager Ian Roome said so far a whopping 6,000 tickets had been sold, but there were plenty still available.

“We would like to thank Martin and everyone at M and E for their brilliant support of the appeal, which gives our fund a big boost towards our £2.2million target,” he said.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 07:25
Scenes from the big Chemo Appeal Abseil at Heanton Church.

Fundraisers defy gravity to help swell Chemotherapy Appeal funds at Heanton Punchardon abseil event.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
DI Praveen Naidoo, with some examples of the scam letters received by a North Devon person. Picture: Sarah Howells

Operation Jessica gears up for day which could result in rise of scams across North and West Devon.

Read more
Fri, 15:55
The HMS Explorer will not be calling in at Ilfracombe tomorrow. Picture: Stephen Ring

An overnight stop by Royal Navy ship HMS Explorer on Saturday has been cancelled due to bad weather.

Read more
Fri, 14:36

Two 19-year-old victims were allegedly kicked and punched by a pair of men in Barnstaple, can you help?

Read more
Fri, 13:26

New Road partially blocked but due to reopen shortly

Read more
Fri, 13:16
The land at Fremington sold for £22,000.

Four acre plot on estuary fetches four times its guide price at Clive Emson auction.

Read more
Fri, 08:00
****

Survey by The Children’s Society finds council tax debt is ‘widespread’ among North Devon and Torridge.

Read more
Fri, 07:30
North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Fitness consultancy launches new class at North Devon Leisure Centre to help people who have survived a stroke.

Read more
Fri, 07:00
Sarah Stott from Childrens Hospice South West with members of staff from Dainton's self storage.

Barnstaple storage facility raises more than £6,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Read more
Thu, 19:00
Rodney Cann will stand as a Conservative in the May local elections. Picture: Tony Gussin

Deputy leader of district council will stand for the party he was deselected from at the last election.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder