A delayed train journey took a turn for the better for the winner of the Chemotherapy Appeals Grand Car Raffle.Colin Strelow was stuck on a train from Exeter to Barnstaple when he got the call to say hed won a brand new Kia Picanto on Friday afternoon. It was a wonderful surprise, said Mr Strelow, from Barnstaple. There had been a problem with the train and wed been sat there for an hour when the call came through. I wasnt sure whether it was a hoax or not Ive never won anything before in my life. Mr Strelow said he bought two £1 draw tickets in the hospital foyer earlier this year. The raffle was launched last spring by Gazette, in conjunction with Parkside Kia, of Newport Road, Barnstaple. The funny thing was that I walked out of the hospital once and joked to my wife thats my car, he added. I said a similar thing when we saw it in Barnstaple High Street but of course I never thought Id win it. Its such a nice thing to win. The chemo unit is something that we hope we will never use but its there now, and its a testament to the generosity of people in North Devon. Mr Strelows winning ticket had been plucked from more than 22,000 by cancer patient Alan Ford outside the new chemotherapy unit and day treatment centre at North Devon District Hospital. The retired builder from Tawstock, who has had three lots of chemotherapy treatment at the old unit during the last two years, said the new unit would make a huge difference to patients. It looks fabulous, said Mr Ford, who received treatment himself on the morning of the draw. Its the first time Ive seen it; its a lot more open and there are lots of private rooms too.