Smart move for Market Weighton motorist Paul

(l-r) Professor Nick Stafford, raffle winner Paul Hodgson, Mark Maynard, new car sales manager at Listers Mercedes Benz in Hull, and David Colbeck, dealership principal of Listers Mercedes Benz in Hull, with the Smart car raffled by the Daisy Appeal.
(l-r) Professor Nick Stafford, raffle winner Paul Hodgson, Mark Maynard, new car sales manager at Listers Mercedes Benz in Hull, and David Colbeck, dealership principal of Listers Mercedes Benz in Hull, with the Smart car raffled by the Daisy Appeal.

A happy Market Weighton motorist is driving off in a brand new Smart car thanks to medical charity the Daisy Appeal.

The charity, based at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, gave away the car as part of a fundraising raffle it ran during April, May and June.

The lucky ticket belonged to 43-year-old Paul Hodgson, who was presented with his prize at Listers Mercedes-Benz and Smart on Saxon Way, Hull.

Listers supplied the vehicle at a reduced cost to the WA Horncastle Charitable Trust, which donated the car to the Daisy Appeal to raffle.

The raffle was restricted to 5,000 tickets that were sold at a host of events in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Mr Hodgson, who works at Tesco in Market Weighton, bought his ticket at Beverley Races in June.

He said he decided to chance his luck because he always liked to support charities involved in the fight against cancer.

Mr Hodgson said: “My nephew was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was four, which was devastating, but thankfully he will turn 18 soon so there has been a happy ending.

“But other members of my family have been affected too, so I always like to give to charity. Plus the Daisy Appeal helps local people and it is always important to support charities that do that.”

The raffle raised around £7,000 for the Daisy Appeal, which will go towards purchasing state-of-the-art medical diagnostic equipment.