Members of the HIV/AIDS Foundation, Miss BVI World Kadia Turnbull, and Caribbean Insurers Marketing Director Simone Monsanto are on hand to present Carlton Simon with his new Mercedes SUV.

Raffle organizers on Tortola didn’t have to wait long to meet the lucky holder of ticket No. 1214.

On May 20, less than five minutes after HIV/AIDS Foundation treasurer Arletta Bickerton called to let mechanic Carlton Simon know he had won, Simon was at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Tortola to claim his new Mercedes-Benz SUV.

The HIV/AIDS Foundation is committed to the prevention of HIV transmission through sexual health education programs; and advocates for people living with HIV to access quality comprehensive treatment, care and support with privacy and confidentiality.

To generate more community participation this year, the foundation lowered the price of its raffle tickets to give more people a chance to win.