Monday, 3 October 2011



For immediate publication: Monday, 3rd October 2011

A brand new Renault Clio, a spa day at Gleneagles and tickets to the Scottish Cup Final are just a taste of the prizes on offer in a fundraising raffle for Spartans Community Football Academy.

The charity provides the community of North Edinburgh with the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities and relies on charitable donations to help it run.

The raffle takes place every other year and this year’s top prize of a chic Renault Clio Expression 1.2 three door with metallic paint and a year’s road tax has been provided by Evans Halshaw on Bankhead Avenue, Sighthill, Edinburgh.  Tickets are £2 and the club hopes to raise £10,000.

The draw takes place on 20th November at the charity’s fundraising dinner in plenty of time for the winner of the £10,000 Renault Clio to drive away for Christmas.

Craig Graham, Chairman of Spartans FC, said: “The car raffle is a major part of our fund raising activities at the Academy.  We are delighted to again have the support of Renault in making it happen.  We look forward to using the funds we raise to continue to use football to transform the lives of so many youngsters in North Edinburgh.”

Stuart Morelli, sales manager at Renault dealer Evans Halshaw in Sighthill, said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to supply a prize – what could bring more Va Va Voom than a top prize of a Renault Clio?!

“We’ll also be helping out with decorating the Renault Clio and selling tickets from the dealership.  We’re also hoping to take the car to various football games between now and the draw to ensure that as many people as possible have the chance to buy a ticket or two!

“The charity is a fantastic focal point for the local community and is an important part of local youngsters’ lives. They rely significantly on this fundraising drive in order to be able to support the local community.”

For more information, or to buy raffle tickets, visit Evans Halshaw Edinburgh West (0131 450 5300) or click onto . For more information on Spartans FC, click onto
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Caption: From left: seated in car; Kenny Cameron, Jack Beesley, (both from Spartans Community Football Academy with Stuart Morelli, sales manager at Renault dealer Evans Halshaw in Edinburgh

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