Kidz First raffle after huge support from businesses
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@ madbutcher.co.nz or call her on 268-2912.
Tables of 10 are $1800 plus gst, single tickets are $180 plus gst.