Op shop mega raffle to support cinema
Desperate to see the Cobram community cinema project come to fruition, Cobram Youth Op Shop has started a mega raffle with the help of local businesses.
Close to 50 prizes are on offer, with jewellery, Esky’s, home appliances and an airconditioner some items up for grabs.
So far, the Youth Op Shop has already donated $50 000 to the project and is planning to donate a further $50 000.
The brains trust behind the raffle are op shop volunteers Dee Cleese and Annette Faulkner, who have been asking businesses to donate.
Mrs Cleese said she had been taken back by the response from all sections of the community.
‘‘All the businesses and locals have just been fantastic,’’ she said.
‘‘As soon as you mention that the raffle tickets and any donated prizes are going toward the new cinema, everybody seems to jump at the chance to contribute because they all seem to think we desperately need one in town.’’
Mrs Cleese said the fact people in Cobram and Barooga had been waiting so long for a new cinema made it easy to get them involved.
‘‘I went to the annual meeting and chatted with Rob Morey (secretary-treasurer of Cobram Cinema Community Inc.) and asked him if I could do a raffle to support the cinema and he was more than happy to allow me to go ahead with it,’’ she said.
‘‘Rob amount scenes has done a huge of work behind the and we (op shop) thought it would be nice to get involved and support him.’’
Mrs Cleese said $2000 had already been donated to the cause separate to the raffle.
She said raffle tickets would be sold at IGA tomorrow and at Strathmerton Bakery on October 13, while a date at Woolworths was
If people cannot make it to those dates, tickets are being sold at Ambience Bakery, Cobram Bakery, D’Vine Ideas and Cobram Youth Op Shop.
The raffle will be drawn on December 10. to be confirmed.
Support needed: Youth Op Shop volunteers Dee Cleese, Debbie Johns and Annette Faulkner with the display of prizes available in the mega raffle.