JEC Raffle Car 2018 - Tickets now available

The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes over the years, through the sale of raffle tickets to win a Jaguar motor car. 2018 is to be no exception as we announce our BEST Prize Draw ever:
The MOST EXPENSIVE prize ever offered. The MOST MODERN Jaguar motor car as the prize.
One of the MOST ICONIC Jaguars of modern times.
Each year more money has been raised, due to the tremendous support from Club members and the general public which is also attributable to the type of cars provided for our annual Prize Draw. 

The car details

This year the bar has been raised with this car, the wonderful F-TYPE sportscar and it could be yours for as little as £2, as that is all it costs to buy a single ticket in this year’s raffle. 

Our Prize Draw car this year is a July 2013 Jaguar F-TYPE Roadster in Salsa Red, 
10-spoke Turbine alloy wheels, Cirus leather seating and Jet other trim and carpets, and black hood. It’s a one lady owner example that has completed a mere 30,000 miles from new with full Jaguar dealership service history.
We are indebted to the services of Chris Sturgess of Sturgess Jaguar in Leicester for sourcing this car for us, checking it over and giving it a pre-delivery service before delivery to the Club and added a two year warranty!. 
A magnificent Jaguar sportscar that anyone would be proud to own, its 3.0 litre supercharged V6 engine produces 340bhp giving a 0 to 60mph acceleration time of 5 seconds and a top speed of over 160mph. THIS CAR COULD BE YOURS FOR JUST £2.

Insurance Offer

On top of the price the lucky winner will receive a voucher for £500 insurance cover from Peter James Insurance one of the Clubs preferred suppliers.

The Macular Society

The Club’s chosen charity for 2018 is the Macular Society, which looks after people with macular problems, and funds research in this area. Age related macular degeneration) is the biggest cause of blindness in the UK. Damage to the macula affects our central vision, our ability to see detail and colour vision. However, macula issues can affect people from birth onwards and the society looks after all aspects of macula health. Not surprisingly with an ageing UK population, the incidence of AMD is increasing rapidly. Today, there are some 600,000 people with AMD and that number will more than double by 2050.

Up to half of people with late AMD experience hallucinations. This is because in the absence of visual information, the brain attempts to fill in the missing gaps but it gets things wrong. This can be particularly distressing because people can doubt their own sanity on top of coping with a lack of vision. The condition is known as Charles Bonnet syndrome.
The causes of AMD are not fully understood but age and genetics play big parts. Smokers are three times more likely to suffer and if you smoke and have certain genes, you could be twenty times more vulnerable. Exercise, eating green vegetables and wearing sunglasses are the best things to counteract the risks.

There are two forms of AMD, wet and dry. As yet, there is no treatment for the dry form although there are drugs undergoing clinical trials. For wet AMD, regular eye injections are used to stabilise the condition and to stop it spreading from one eye to the other but the injections don’t undo the damage. Like everything else today, the effects of AMD have been costed and they look enormous, around £3bn in direct treatment costs alone.

When it comes to research, at present very little public money is being devoted to this area, a mere £6m for what is a massive problem - remember there are 600,000 sufferers of AMD and that number is growing all the time. There is some ground-breaking stem cell and gene therapy research going on in the UK supported by the macular society.
The societies mission and vision statements encompass both the research it funds to seek out future treatments and the practical work it does today to support people with macular degeneration. That practical support work takes place throughout the nation via some 340 local groups. There’s also a telephone helpline, information leaflets, professional counseling, retraining of sufferers teaching them how to read with the condition, information about suitable sight equipment and so on. 

Ticket details

The 2018 Prize Draw is now launched. Tickets cost just £2 each or in books of 10 for £20 (or any larger number you require). This isn’t a lot to help support an important charity and it certainly isn’t much to spend with the chance to win this fabulous prize.

Tickets are available from the Club’s office in Bristol, tel: 0117 969 8186  or by post 
with payment to Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club, Abbeywood Office Park, Emma Chris Way, Filton, Bristol BS34 7JU. Or online here
Tickets will also be on sale throughout the summer/autumn at various events, a full list of which will appear in future issues of the magazine and on this site.