Past and present cast members of popular ITV soap Emmerdale joined Pollyanna (far right) at the end of July to draw the winning tickets in the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation’s Summer Prize Draw.
Next to Pollyanna is Julia Mallam who played Dawn Woods. The winning ticket was drawn by Frazer Hines (centre) – he played Joe Sugden in the soap for an incredible 22 year run – and is also well known for his three year role as Doctor Who companion Jamie McCrimmon. The lucky winner of an original painting of a mountain lion is J. Cartwright of West Hallam, Derbyshire.
Chris Chittell (far left) who has played Eric Pollard in the soap since 1986 picked the second prize winner – Mrs J. Turner of Kirton in Lindsay in Lincolnshire. Standing next to him, Georgia Slowe (Perdita Hyde-Sinclair) and Matthew Bose (Paul Lambert) drew out the further runners up prizes. A full list of the winners can be found below.
The prize draw helped raise almost £2,000 towards the £8,700 needed to build the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation enclosure for orphaned painted dog pups in Namibia. Click here to read more about this project
Drawn July 2011
First Prize : 0539 : Original Painting : Ms Cartwright, Derbyshire
Runners Up Prizes of signed limited edition prints:
0721: Ms J. Halford, Lancashire
0479 : Ms Latos, Nottinghamshire
0655 : Mr Hague, Rotherham
0942: M. Bird, Staffordshire
0026 : Ms Johnson, Cheshire
0214 : Ms J. Turner, Lincolnshire
Runners Up Prizes of signed limited edition books:
0751: L. Craven, Derbyshire
0195: Mr E. Hurt, Nottinghamshire
0063: Ms D. Shaew, Derbyshire
The money raised from sales of prize draw tickets and donations has been used to build an enclosure for 14 orphaned Painted Dog pups at the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia. Building the enclosure will ensure the safe and secure growth and development of the pups - which would otherwise have faced certain death - and allow their re-introduction into former areas of residence such as Etosha National Park.
With thanks to the cast of Emmerdale for giving their time to assist with the Prize Draw!