Kidz First raf­fle af­ter huge sup­port from busi­nesses

Central Leader - - News -

Gen­er­ous busi­nesses do­nated so many qual­ity prizes for a char­ity lunch in sup­port of Kidz First chil­dren’s hospi­tal that the or­gan­is­ers have com­bined them into a raf­fle.

The Mad Butcher and Sub­ur­ban News­pa­pers Com­mu­nity Trust lunch on De­cem­ber 12 at Eller­slie fea­tures Rob He­witt, the diver lost at sea for four days.

A char­ity auc­tion is also al­ways held but or­gan­is­ers say not every­one can af­ford to bid or at­tend the lunch so prizes have been gath­ered to­gether into a $10-a-ticket raf­fle with the pro­ceeds go­ing to Kidz First.

“If we can sell 3000 tick­ets we can hand over an­other $30,000 to the hospi­tal,” trust mem­ber David Penny says.

“We hope a lot of peo­ple who would sup­port the char­ity, but who can’t get to the din­ner, will buy a ticket.”

First prize is a 42-inch Pana­sonic TV, and there are 20 other draws for prizes in­clud­ing moun­tain bikes and chil­dren’s cy­cles, a Great Bar­rier Is­land ad­ven­ture, Voda­fone War­riors sea­son tick­ets, $100 meat vouch­ers, a Fisher and Paykel A1GP fridge, laser hair re­moval pack­ages, a Re­gency Duty Free gift bas­ket and even the chance to fly a 747 flight sim­u­la­tor.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased at any Mad Butcher store and at our news­pa­per offices.

Trust chair­man Peter Leitch says the trust has taken a change in ap­proach this year, with in­di­vid­u­als en­cour­aged to buy tick­ets.

“In the past we have al­ways tar­geted cor­po­rates and we cer­tainly hope they will still come,” Mr Leitch says.

“But this year we want lots of peo­ple to buy in­di­vid­ual tick­ets and we will make up ta­bles for them be­cause you have to hear this guy. He is amaz­ing.”

To get tick­ets email shan­dall@ or call her on 268-2912.

Ta­bles of 10 are $1800 plus gst, sin­gle tick­ets are $180 plus gst.

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