Residents rally for raffle of riches

KURRAJONG Waratah’s Art Union raffle is in full swing with scores of volunteers out in force selling tickets for the big draw.

Just $5 will get you a ticket in the anticipated draw, with Toyota vehicles to the value of $50,000 being offered to the winner.

Home entertainment or furniture packages are being offered for second and third place – to the tune of $5000 and $3000 respectively.

Kurrajong Waratah development services manager Cathie Smith said the organisation had been particularly fortunate to have the community get behind it to sell tickets for this year’s raffle.

“It’s always difficult to find people who can give the time, particularly when the weather’s hot,” she said.

“We did reach a point where we were looking for additional sellers and we were very fortunate that some of our friends in service clubs and corporations came to our rescue to complement the sellers that we’ve had for many years.”

Given the need for volunteers, Kurrajong Waratah is already on the lookout for helpers for next year’s raffle.

Money raised from the raffle will help raise funds for vital projects for the organisation, which provides for more than 1100 people with disabilities in the region.

Mrs Smith said excitement was already building in anticipation of the draw, to take place on February 22.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to see someone be rung and offered a $50,000 car,” he said.

“There are so many reactions from people – it’s quite an interesting thing to anticipate.”

Tickets can be purchased from the Marketplace, outside Myer or from Kurrajong Waratah.

HELPING HAND: RE/MAX is helping sell tickets for the Kurrajong Waratah Art Union raffle, with Dave Skow and Christa Lindsay doing a shift, along with regular volunteer Chris Chalmers. Picture: Keith Wheeler

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