Susan Boyle draws Scottish First Aid Week raffle

Scottish First Aid charity, St Andrew’s First Aid welcomed singer Susan Boyle to their National Headquarters in Glasgow this week to draw the Scottish First Aid Week raffle.

Following her appearance on TV programme Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, the mezzo-soprano has become an international sensation and her debut album became the UK’s best-selling debut album of all time.

She has previously supported St Andrew’s First Aid during Scottish First Aid Week 2013, when she signed a T-shirt to be auctioned on eBay in order to raise funds for the charity.

The first-prize winner from Perth won a luxurious break in Edinburgh with a pair of Lion King tickets and an overnight stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The winner of the second prize, from Hamilton, won a fabulous HTC Windows phone, and the third-prize winner, from Glasgow, collects an Apple iPod shuffle. All funds raised from the sale of Scottish First Aid Week raffle tickets also went towards Scotland’s dedicated First Aid charity, St Andrew’s First Aid.

Head of Marketing and Fundraising, Helen Forrest, said: “Our Scottish First Aid Week raffle was a roaring success, and we are extremely grateful to Susan Boyle for drawing the winning tickets. My thanks also go out to the organisations who donated as well as those who bought tickets. Fundraising is a very valued source of income for our charity and makes a tremendous difference to our work, allowing us to continue to support our volunteers and therefore the Scottish community as a whole. Having the support of a Scottish icon such as Susan Boyle allows us to further highlight the importance of knowing First Aid and that together we can save lives.”

Although Scottish First Aid Week is now over for another year, the St Andrew’s First Aid ‘Count Me In’ campaign continues. Whilst at the charity’s headquarters, Susan Boyle pledged her own support of the campaign by signing it. The campaign focuses on the fact that no-one should die because they needed First Aid and didn’t get it. The charity aims to get 34,000 pledges of support – the same number as those admitted to hospital each year as a result of day-to-day accidents which could have been treated by First Aid.

If you would like to pledge your support of the ‘Count Me In’ campaign today, sign online at http://www.firstaid.org.uk/the-pledge.

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