Lo­cal raf­fle win­ner takes home $6000 in prizes

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A JU­BILEE Pocket res­i­dent is look­ing for­ward to book­ing a fam­ily hol­i­day to Day­dream Is­land and a Whit­sun­day sail­ing char­ter for her 40th birth­day af­ter win­ning the Cen­tro Whit­sun­day ul­ti­mate raf­fle with more than $6000 in prizes on Thurs­day last week.

Saro Kelly, a mother of two, won af­ter she pur­chased $100 in raf­fle tick­ets to help raise funds for the lo­cal chil­dren’s ward at Proser­pine Hos­pi­tal via SeaFM’s Give Me 5 For Kids ap­peal.

Mrs Kelly said she was go­ing to make a $100 do­na­tion to the ap­peal but de­cided to try her luck in the raf­fle at the last minute.

“I have two lit­tle girls who were both born at Proser­pine Hos­pi­tal and I was al­ways look­ing for an op­por­tu­nity to give some­thing back to them be­cause the staff are just fan­tas­tic,” she said.

The 2013 Cen­tro Whit­sun­day raf­fle prizes in­cluded a hol­i­day to Day­dream Is­land, beauty packs, a fam­ily reef trip, a sin­gle day sail­ing char­ter, mas­sages and even a por­trait sit­ting.

Cen­tre man­ager of Cen­tro Whit­sun­day Ge­orge Wade said help­ing the com­mu­nity was part of their phi­los­o­phy as a com­mu­nity shop­ping cen­tre.

“We al­ways as­sist char­i­ties that fundraise for our kids and the Give Me 5 For Kids char­ity was the per­fect fit for us to get in­volved and help the com­mu­nity,” he said.

All funds raised through the SeaFM’s Give Me 5 For Kids ap­peal will be do­nated to the chil­dren’s wards at Proser­pine and Mackay Hos­pi­tals.

Proser­pine Hos­pi­tal will be us­ing the funds to pur­chase items from their wish list which in­cluded thermometers, a vac­ci­na­tion esky to help im­mu­nise chil­dren at school and an $8000 Kan­med Warmer baby mat­tress that helps keep pre­ma­ture and new­born ba­bies warm.

SeaFM pro­mo­tions man­ager Liana Lad­ner thanked all par­tic­i­pat­ing retailers, busi­nesses, vol­un­teers and the lo­cal com­mu­nity for par­tic­i­pat­ing in the fundraiser.

RAF­FLE WIN­NER: Cen­tro man­ager Ge­orge Wade pre­sented $6000 in prizes to Ju­bilee Pocket res­i­dent Saro Kelly and her two daugh­ters Myka, 1, and Brina, 4, with the help of Stacey Kruger on be­half of SeaFM's Give Me 5 for Kids char­ity ap­peal.

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