This week sees the official launch of the North Devon Hospice Bumper Draw with a first prize of a new 2008 Ford Fiesta worth more than £8,500. North Devon Hospice s Mike Penny said: Our Bumper Draw is a very important part of our annual fund-raising. It

This week sees the official launch of the North Devon Hospice Bumper Draw with a first prize of a new 2008 Ford Fiesta worth more than £8,500.North Devon Hospice's Mike Penny said: "Our Bumper Draw is a very important part of our annual fund-raising. It costs more than £3million to provide the kind of specialist care the hospice gives. "Without events such as this, we wouldn't be able to care for 80 local people every day."There will be plenty of opportunities for people to buy tickets as the North Devon Hospice will be taking the car donated by Blights Motors from Bideford to a host of events throughout the summer including the North Devon Show, Barnstaple Fair and Ilfracombe's Birdman extravaganza.Tim Blight, of Blights Motors said: "We were very happy to sponsor the main prize because we are well aware of how important the hospice is to the local community. If we can help in some way then that is fantastic."The draw is still worth entering even for non-drivers because a cash alternative of £5,000 is also available. Tickets for the Bumper Draw cost just £1 and are available right up until the draw on November 13.Mike Penny is also happy to send tickets through to post. For more information call (01271) 347217.