Each year, MK Community Foundation gives residents the opportunity to support the charities and community groups MK cares about most, whilst also giving them the chance to win a brand-new electric car!
Launched on Monday 1st August, the Charity Car Draw:Supercharged is this year’s instalment of the MK Community Foundation’s yearly fundraising campaign, designed to support local organisations who rely on fundraising to deliver their services.
Philanthropy Manager at MK Community Foundation, Emily Purchase said “We're very excited to announce the launch of the Charity Car Draw: Supercharged. Each year the draw raises thousands of pounds for local causes, giving their fundraising a much-needed boost. With 48 charitable organisations taking part this year, and a fantastic Skoda Enyaq iV as the first prize we're hoping for the most successful year yet!”
In 2021 the campaign raised £26,000 for 43 organisations and saw Anne Louise from Bletchley driving off in a Volkswagen ID3… “I couldn’t believe it when I found out I had won. It didn’t feel real. The car is amazing.”
This year’s top prize is a ŠKODA Enyaq iV fully electric SUV, a year’s free energy from Octopus Energy and a PodPoint home charger.
As well as some fantastic runner up prizes from Tea for Two at the House of Lords to a Pantomime package for 10 people to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at Milton Keynes Theatre.
MK Community Foundation plans for it to be the most ambitious campaign yet.
Pietro Panarisi, Head of Public Relations for ŠKODA UK commented on handing over the key to Ian Revell, Chief Executive of MKCF: “We are delighted to support the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and the vital work they do for the people of Milton Keynes. For the first time, the car being handed over is a ŠKODA, so we expect our fully electric multi-award winning SKODA Enyaq iV to make a positive impact."
At the launch of the draw in Middleton Hall, Ian Revell, Chief Executive at the Foundation said “Thanks to the generosity of Volkswagen Group UK and Škoda, the Foundation is delighted to launch this fantastic opportunity for local Voluntary Community and Cultural groups to raise funds for their organisations and funds for our community pot. Plus, we have the opportunity for one lucky person to win this fabulous prize! Purchase a ticket and show your support.”
Local charities and community groups will be selling £1 tickets from the car at centre:mk from August to mid-October, raising much needed funds during these unprecedented times.
Community group DAFS (Drug & Alcohol Family Support) kickstarted the launch, being the first group to sell tickets at the car. Alternatively, you can enter without donating by post. Find out more here.
Your entry will not only give you the chance to win a life-changing prize, but also help change the lives of people in Milton Keynes - It could be the best £1 you spend all year!