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Starbucks staff raised �1,000 through a diamond raffle in aid of Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity
Starbucks staff raised �1,000 through a diamond raffle in aid of Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity
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Super fundraisers Starbucks, have helped to Make it Better this Christmas with a diamond raffle in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.

Starbucks stores across the city – and two in Hull – have raised over £1,000 from the diamond raffle, which will go towards the £25,000 sponsorship that Starbucks stores in Sheffield have pledged to raise over two years to support the charity’s Make it Better appeal.

So far, the stores have reached £14,500 of their sponsorship and are over half way to funding a private en suite bedroom in the new wing of Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital.

A 0.4ct certified round brilliant diamond raffle prize was donated by independent jewellery company, Green and Benz, and comes with a design for a setting, all worth £1,000.

Lucky winner, Keeley Whitehead, said: “I’ve got an extra Christmas present, which is amazing. I’ve never won anything before, so it’s a great feeling.”

Keeley is no stranger to Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity as she holds an annual children’s Christmas party to raise funds for the hospital.

David Vernon-Edwards, director of Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who bought a raffle ticket and helped Starbucks raise over £1,000 for our charity.

“Without the generosity of our community, we wouldn’t be able to do the work we do.”