Christmas spirit lingers as Rotary donates to cause in honour of mate
THE Lions Club of Bright has given the money made from its annual Christmas raffle to a foundation attempting to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.
The service group chose to donate this year’s profits to the Pancare Foundation after member Tony Tamo passed away from pancreatic cancer last year.
At last Tuesday’s Rotary meeting, the club presented a cheque for $2200 to Tami McMahon from the Pancare Foundation.
Bright Lions president Andrina Crome said the idea to give to the pancreatic cancer research was in memory of Mr Tamo who was a strong supporter of the annual raffle.
“Tony was a great supporter of Lions so after passing away in July we decided to honour him by do- nating to the Pancare Foundation,” she said
“We start selling tickets in November and go through to New Year’s Eve.
“Tony spent a couple of years diligently sitting in town selling tickets from about October all the way through to the end of December.
“The first year he sold 5000 tickets, sitting there almost every day, so we thought it was fitting to donate the money to something that he was affected by.”
The club sold all 2000 raffle tickets this year with the winner taking home $1000 worth of food while the second place prize went to a Bright woman who won $500 worth of food.
In the previous two years the club donated its profits to breast and prostate cancer research.