Li­ons’ sell-out raf­fle

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Af­ter sell­ing all of its al­lo­cated raf­fle tick­ets, the De­niliquin Li­ons Club has once again been able to do­nate $1000 to the Li­ons In­ter­na­tional Cord Blood Foun­da­tion Inc.

The lo­cal Li­ons raf­fled off a $300 De­niliquin Cen­tral IGA voucher through­out Septem­ber.

Drawn Thurs­day last week, it was won by Terry Coleman.

De­niliquin Li­ons mem­ber Ge­off Ri­ley said the club runs the raf­fle ev­ery year, to specif­i­cally sup­port the cord blood char­ity.

The char­ity sup­ports a med­i­cal process where cord blood is taken from um­bil­i­cal cords af­ter birth and is made avail­able to peo­ple suf­fer­ing from leukaemia and other blood dis­or­ders.

The foun­da­tion specif­i­cally raises funds to pro­vide equip­ment and stor­age tanks for this process.

‘‘The Li­ons Club moved to do­nate all pro­ceeds from our fundraiser to the char­ity. We sold 1000 tick­ets at $1 each.

‘‘All costs to run the raf­fle are met by the Li­ons Club and De­niliquin Cen­tral IGA, which has been very gen­er­ous.

‘‘Terry Coleman was thrilled to bits when I con­tacted him to tell him he’d won.

‘‘So many peo­ple just buy tick­ets with­out even know­ing what the prize is; they just want to help.’’

Cen­tral IGA co-owner Co­rina Beames (front, right) draw­ing the raf­fle with De­niliquin Li­ons Club mem­bers Phyl­lis Car­roll, Yvonne Har­ford, Ge­off Wright and Ge­off Ri­ley.

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