The Sandwick Bay Candles fundraising campaign for Bethesda passed £20,000 just before 3.30pm today (Saturday April 25th)!

On Thursday April 23, The Crown Inn in Stornoway upped the ante in the Sandwick Bay Candles' virtual raffle in aid of Bethesda Hospice, when it offered free food for life as a prize for one person if the donations reached £20,000. 

And another £8,000 in donations has poured in over the last 48 hours to make that offer come true, subject to terms and conditions.

Sandwick Bay Candles' Megan Macdonald had earlier launched the virtual raffle in aid of Bethesda Hospice with a hamper worth £100 and the aim of raising £2,000 for the vital local service.

The raffle now has around 70 prizes donated by local businesses to be won when you purchase a 'ticket' by donating online here.

The draw will close at 4pm on Wednesday April 29 and the draw will take place at 8pm which is set to be a bonanza evening for many, as islanders settle down for the live-stream draw in the islands’ first virtual raffle.

So there's still time for the total to soar still further!

Here's a recent list of the prizes on offer…

Salka Jewellery - £100 of sea glass jewellery 

The Crown Inn Hotel Stornoway - Takeaway pizza and sides for 4  AND if we reach £20000 in donations they are offering FREE food for LIFE for ONE person. T&C's apply

Body and Sole - skin care pack

Cards and gift wrap - craft kit          

The Blue Lobster - voucher for 2 hot drinks, 2 bakes and a mini goodybag from their fabulous lifestyle shop

Bronwen Roberts Hair - cut blowdry and Olaplex (Inverness) treatment

Immerse Hebrides - £30 voucher

Stramash Ness Hamper of goodies

Camerons Chip Shop - £20 voucher

The Crafty Weaver - Harris Tweed items

Maybury Gardens - filled pot

Rosemarie's Pantry - cake and cookies

Gill Thompson Harbour Print - pack of cards

Halo Bags - Mixed Family bag of goodies

Tropic Skincare with Sharon - £50 voucher 

Stag Bakeries - 3 delicious cakes

Hebrides Dance Studio - £25 voucher

BE Designed by K £20 voucher

Callanish Digital Design - print or chopping board

Eleven Restaurant - £50 voucher

Delights - £75 voucher

Pickleberry Studios - handcrafted goodies

The Lash and Brow Room - £30 voucher

Sugar Sweet Treats - treat box

Fitness Studio Stornoway - £50 voucher

Co-op Macaulay Road - Fabulous Hamper

Body Shop - Louise Morrison £50 of products

Sea in Design - £30 voucher

Eilean Siar Hampers - small gift box

Aperture Lane Photography - £70 digital gift voucher

Gneiss Things - pair of handcarved stone keyrings

Island Whisky Shop - bottle of Jura Whisky

Pixie Bheag -

Ishga - men's and women's gift set

Blue Reef Cottages - 2 night stay. To be taken during low season November to March excluding Christmas/New Year and if / when restrictions are lifted. Max occupancy 2 adults.

Coralbox Gift Shop - otter teatowel

Hebrides Alpha - Harris Tweed Clock

Influence -

ENJO with Debbie Lamb - £30 voucher

Dancing Flower Crafts - 2 prizes Harris Tweed washbag £25 and cushion £55

Moorfield Cottage - Isle of Harris. Any winter week Saturday to Saturday between the end of September and end of March either this year 2020/21 or 2021/22. Ideal for a couple

Traigh Mhor Pony Trekking - x3 riding lessons for 2 people valued at £90

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis - afternoon tea for 3 people

Donnie's Wee Tablet Shed - 1kg of tablet

Home and Floors - £50 voucher

Lewisian Nice - harris tweed heart garland and lucky dip bag

Corncrake Holiday cottage - weekend getaway

Edith & Finlay's Habost Hens - Hamper including eggs, candle, prosecco, bottle of gin, mug, chocolate, biscuits etc

£25 xbox voucher - from Aidan (gifting from his birthday presents!)

Adventure Island Stornoway - family visit includes two kids entry, food and drink for two adults/two children

Isle of Harris Distillers - A martini serve gift set (shipping only within the UK)

Sundown Cottages - 2 night stay

Kenny Macarthur and Bruce Mackenzie - 2 tradesmen/joiners for the day

The Sports Emporium - TSE Wheely Holdall Luggage Bag - 90L Capacity (Norrie Petrie) Free UK Shipping

Derek Mackinnon Photography - £150 framed photo

Rarebird - £50 voucher 

Uig Candles - £50 voucher

Decor8 - £100 voucher

Surf Lewis - £40 voucher

Coaching with Alanah - 12 week nutrition coaching program

Stornoway Painters and Decorators - £50 paint voucher

Hebrides Bothy - 1 night stay

Moran Gaol - £30 voucher

Alice Mac Prints - A fabulous skylarks print

EJayDesign - Gold hanging frame of Scotland

County Hotel Stornoway - £50 voucher

Tiger Textiles - framed print 

Heb Fizzies - £25 goodie bag