A HOMELESS charity has launched an innovative new way to raise funds – a raffle.

Homeless Oxfordshire is offering a top prize of £2,000 and a runner-up prize of £500.

Third prize will be a Kindle fire ebook reader with a six-month subscription to steaming service Netflix.

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Runner-up prizes will include a magazine subscription, a £50 voucher for a local clothing store and a box of 'fabulous' cupcakes.

The charity said it launched the raffle as an adaptation to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

Head of fundraising Jo Faulkner-Harvey said: "These are difficult times for everyone and we are all continuing to count the cost of the pandemic and I don’t mean just financially.

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"We support people who are broken, who society have marginalised and in some cases completely left behind. Covid-19 has compounded people’s struggles, magnifying ill mental health and addiction; we are the only support some people have left.

"By supporting our raffle people can help our clients."

Tickets will cost £10 and the raffle will run from June 1 until September 30 and all winners will be contacted within 24 hours of the draw.

Go to homelessoxfordshire.uk