PRIZES, vouchers and donations are being requested for a charity event to raise money to care for children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).

A raffle will be held at the George and Dragon on Bath Road on July 24 at 10pm with proceeds going to Bristol Children's Hospital, who specialise in CHD.

Many children from Berkshire get taken to the hospital, where specialist care is provided to children who have a condition which offers only a 50 per cent chance of survival.

The people of Reading are being called on to attend the event and donate prizes in return for mentions as sponsors.

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