ANTHONY’S Robinson’s “pride and joy” is being raffled off in aid of his child’s trust fund and the hospice that did so much to help his mum.
Owning a Subaru Impreza car was Anthony’s dream in life and it became reality in September 2009.
The black sports car made him so happy that his best friend, Anthony Young, 36, drove it in front of the hearse at his funeral and a flower replica of the car was placed on his coffin.
It was the best friend of 20 years who came up with the idea to raffle the car off.
Anthony, from the Rift House area of Hartlepool who works for Hartlepool Families First, said: “He called the car his Scoobie and it was what he always wanted in life. We thought this would be a good way to sell the car, but help others at the same time.
“Anth was so, so strong. The last nine months have taken over my life and we want to make sure we do all we can for him now.”
The first £4,000 made by ticket sales will go into a trust fund for Amelia and everything made over that will go to Hartlepool & District Hospice. There is a £4,000 reserve so if that total is not met the car will be pulled from the raffle and all proceeds will go directly to the hospice.
There are an assortment of other prizes on offer, including a week’s accommodation in Tenerife, £100 in driving lessons, sunbed sessions and vouchers.
Anthony added: “The hospice is such an amazing place, everyone was brilliant and couldn’t do enough to help.”
The draw will be made during a charity night in Anthony’s memory at the Catholic Club, in Marlowe Road, on Thursday, September 15. For raffle tickets or tickets for the charity event, ring Elsa Smith on 07867 208444.