Raf­fle wraps up tour fundraiser

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY -

WHIT­SUN­DAY lo­cals Janelle East­wood and Shona Rus­sell have wrapped up their fi­nal fundraiser for the Tour de Cure Sig­na­ture Tour 2015, amass­ing a whop­ping $43,900 be­tween them.

“Shona and I feel so proud to be part of a small but over­whelm­ingly gen­er­ous Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity,” Ms East­wood said.

“We want to thank ev­ery­one who got be­hind us and let them know that... it is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.”

Ms East­wood and Ms Rus­sell were part of the 110strong tour that rode 1340km from Ade­laide to Mel­bourne in late April.

“It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence – tough, emo­tional and chal­leng­ing per­son­ally, but over­whelm­ingly hum­bling to be part of some­thing giv­ing back to small com­mu­ni­ties,” Ms East­wood said.

The last fundraiser for the tour was drawn on Mon­day af­ter­noon. Liz Muller won the Ther­momix, Claire Storace won sec­ond prize of a Ther­moServer and Kim Con­nell nabbed the third prize of a Ther­moMat.

WIN­NERS AN­NOUNCED: Joanne Fork­nall from Ther­momix, rider Janelle East­wood, Jus­tice of the Peace Carol Bell and rider Shona Rus­sell draw the raf­fle. Photo: Char­lotte Lam

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