The 'When You Wish Upon a Star' charity will receive the proceeds of a raffle being run by plant sales specialists, Butler Reynolds, which has donated a £15K Bobcat E10z excavator as the Grand Prize. Nice!

The company is hoping to raise £20,000 for the charity which, due to Covid-19, is having to postpone 130 Wishes for children who are living with a life threatening illness. It's a worthwhile endeavour, whichever way you cut it, and the price for entry in the raffle is just £25 a ticket. 

Butler Reynolds itself has more than 40 years of experience in machinery sales and has two depots covering the East and West Midlands. It is the largest dealer for Bobcat equipment in the UK. It is also the main dealer for Ausa dumpers and Dynapac rollers, along with an extensive range of used mini excavators, rollers, skid steers and telehandlers. 

Alexa Wigfield, regional fundraiser at When You Wish Upon a Star said: ‘It was lovely to receive the telephone call from Nigel Long and Heather Tormey the Directors at Butler Reynolds with this amazing news, they recognise that 2020 was such a difficult year for lots of families, they felt it was time to support a charity that brings a little happiness to so many children. To receive a donation of this size will help us to continue granting magical Wishes. All children have Wishes but for these children and their families that Wish is so precious. Each Wish brings with it the opportunity to look forward to something very special, to forget about their often painful treatments and to simply be a child for the day, creating special treasured memories."

So there it is - a great cause and a fab prize! Head to the Butler Reynolds website for more: