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Dream-A-Way’s Anniversary celebrations are A-Class above thanks to Mercedes-Benz of Exeter’s car donation


A South West charity is celebrating its 21st Anniversary in style with the help of a fund-raising ‘drive’ provided by Mercedes-Benz of Exeter.

The winning raffle ticket will be drawn randomly at 1pm on 24th December 2014 Princesshay, Exeter.

Dream-A-Way, which offers grants towards holidays for disabled and seriously ill people of all ages living in Devon, Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, has received a special Anniversary present from the Retailer in the shape of a sensational Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The news comes after the Princesshay shopping centre in Exeter announced it would be supporting the charity throughout 2014 too.

The car has been donated as the top prize in a raffle that is being organised to raise vital funds to support Dream-A-Way’s sterling work in being able to offer luxury caravan breaks, personalised holidays, outings and day trips.

Formed in 1993, (by a group of 10 friends, some of who are still involved with the charity’s work) Dream-A-Way has now raised more than £1.7 million and helped more than 15,000 people. It was awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2008.DSCN4937

Organisers hope that Mercedes-Benz of Exeter’s donation will provide an extra boost for their fund-raising and attract new supporters.

“Never in our wildest dreams could any of the original Dream-A-Way founders have imagined that the charity would have achieved what it has done over the years – not only in fund-raising terms but also in being able to put smiles onto the faces of so many special people,”

said Jeff Merrett MBE Chairman of Dream-A-Way.

“We have been fortunate to have been able to call upon the generosity of many sponsors and supporters, which now includes Mercedes-Benz of Exeter,” he added. “Their donation of a new A-Class is absolutely fantastic and a tremendous prize that really does make our 21st anniversary raffle something special.”

Ian White, Sales Director at Mercedes-Benz of Exeter, said: “It’s our pleasure to be able to support Dream-A-Way and the phenomenal work that they do in funding holidays and breaks for people from across the South West.

“With its dynamic styling and superb performance, the A-Class has generated huge interest in our showroom and we hope that it will do the same for Dream-A-Way by boosting funds in its landmark year.”

Amongst the locations selling tickets for the raffle is the Princesshay shopping centre in Exeter, where Dream-A-Way will have a presence most weekends. They can be acquired from the charity’s volunteer team outside Debenhams or purchased online at

“Each year we officially support a different local charity by helping raise awareness, fundraising and supporting them with events and promotion in the centre,” explained  Andy Littlejohns, Princesshay’s Operations Manager. “For 2014, we have selected Dream-A-Way as our chosen charity and will be getting involved with them in various ways as a means of increasing their profile and raising awareness of the sterling work that they do within the local community.”

For further information please contact Fran Moorhouse on 01392 822700 or by email

Dream-a-way Mercedes-Benz-A-Class Raffle








Thank you for supporting Dream-A-Way charitable incorporated organisation 1155175.

These terms and conditions refer to entry to our 2014 21st Anniversary raffle.

1. Entry in this raffle costs £2 per ticket.

2. Entry is open in the UK and entrants must be aged 18 years or over.

3. Trustees of Dream-A-Way (DAW) and employees of Mercedes-Benz of South West are ineligible to enter.

4. Monies raised by this raffle will support the ongoing work of DAW CIO 1155175.

5. Entry in this raffle can be made by purchasing tickets from official DAW representatives who are selling tickets in Princesshay, at events and locations throughout the area or by returning ticket stubs you have been sent in the post with appropriate payment (cheque payable to DAW).

6. Raffle tickets will be entered into the draw only when the whole payment is received.

7. DAW accepts no responsibility for raffle tickets which are lost, damaged, illegible from which the prize-winner cannot be identified or event which may cause the competition to be disrupted.

8. Any ticket entries received after the closing date (12:59pm 24th December 2014 in Princesshay, Exeter) will not be entered into the draw and any monies after this time will be considered as a donation to DAW.

9. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn randomly at 1pm on 24th December 2014 Princesshay, Exeter.

10. The owner of the first ticket drawn will win a Mercedes-Benz A-Class A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY (petrol with manual transmission) car.

11. The prize will be available for collection from Mercedes-Benz of Exeter’s showroom, Matford Park Road, Exeter, EX2 8FD in February 2015. It is the winner’s responsibility to arrange the collection with Mercedes-Benz of Exeter staff.

12. Insurance and service packages for the car are not included in the prize.

13. The result of the raffle draw is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

14. The winner will be notified on 24th December 2014 by telephone and then with a confirmation email and post, within two weeks of the draw date. The winner’s name will also be published on the DAW, MBSW and Princesshay websites and will be released to the media by way of a press release

15. Please keep the ticket as proof of purchase.

16. If a participant in the raffle is unable to be contacted within 3 months of the draw date they will lose their right to win the car. DAW will pick a second ticket randomly after the 3 months and notify the new winner.

17. The winner agrees to co-operate with DAW’s right to publish their win as and where deemed appropriate, and to provide proof of age and full driving licence when requested.

18. DAW is registered with the Exeter City Council no EXESL0088 to operate this raffle. Jeff Merrett MBE has been appointed as the promoter of this raffle on behalf of DAW

19. Requests for additional raffle tickets, requests to be removed from future raffle mailings, or any concerns about this raffle should be addressed to: J. Merrett MBE Promoter, 20, Lime Grove Exminster EX68TB You can also email us at info or call us on 07796442144.

20. The name of the winner will be available on receipt of a request (with an sae or email address) to: J Merrett MBE Promoter, 20, Lime Grove Exminster EX68TB 21. DAW’s Car Raffle is being promoted by and on behalf of DAW.

22. There will be one winner of a Mercedes-Benz A-Class and no cash alternative will be offered.

23. All raffle entries are non-refundable. All entrants acknowledge that their payment to enter the draw does not guarantee that they will win a prize.

24. All entrants are solely responsible to provide DAW with their accurate and up-to-date contact details and DAW will in no way be liable for any failure or inability to contact any entrant due to any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the contact details that the entrant has provided.

25. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to take part in promotional activity with DAW, Princesshay and Mercedes-Benz of Exeter and these organisations reserve the right to use the name of the winner, their photograph and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity unless prior notification has been received.

26. DAW’s Car Raffle prize has been kindly donated by Mercedes-Benz of Exeter.

27. If for any reason the DAW Car Raffle draw date needs to be deferred from that stated on the ticket, all reasonable steps will be taken to ensure participants are made aware of the changes.

28. Nothing within these terms and conditions shall create or should be construed as creating any form of contract between any entrant and DAW.

29. Any complaints relating to the DAW Car Raffle should be sent in writing to the Promoter, J Merrett MBE, 20 Lime Grove Exminster EX68TB giving full details of the complaint and supporting documentation.

30. In the event of any unresolved complaints/disputes, these will be referred to an independent third party: The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). Customers whose disputes are not resolved to their satisfaction by use of the complaints procedure may refer those disputes to IBAS. The decision of IBAS may, but need not, be binding on the charity and customer. For more details of the service operated by IBAS visit their website at or telephone 020 7347 5883. You can also write to IBAS at: PO Box 62639, London, EC3P 3AS.

31. DAW and Mercedes-Benz of Exeter are committed to protecting the entrant’s privacy. Data that is collected from the entrant is automatically opted in to receive information from Mercedes-Benz of Exeter and DAW and will be used lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

32. All entrants have the option to opt out by ticking the boxes on the ticket stubs, to indicate they do not wish to receive marketing information, sent from time to time from DAW and Mercedes-Benz of Exeter.

33. DAW’s Car Raffle is a form of gambling. Participants are encouraged to gamble sensibly.

34. DAW reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. If DAW amends these rules, it will publish the amended rules on the DAW website. Copies will also be available on written request (with an sae)

35. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the disqualification of the entry. DAW reserves the right to disqualify any entry at their absolute discretion.