Ro­tary raf­fle win­ner drawn

Wanganui Midweek - - NEWS -

The Ro­tary Club of Wan­ganui North tool box raf­fle has now been drawn and win­ner Mike Dol­man is seen here re­ceiv­ing his prize from raf­fle or­gan­iser Mike Green (left).

In Late Jan­uary Cy­clone Gita tore through the Pa­cific, dev­as­tat­ing Tonga and sur­round­ing is­lands and caus­ing cat­a­strophic dam­age. Seven hun­dred Emer­gency Re­sponse Kits (ERKs) cost­ing Ro­tary New Zealand around $600 each were im­me­di­ately re­leased from a stor­age fa­cil­ity in Auck­land.

These kits needed re­plac­ing and to help raise some of the hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars re­quired, the Ro­tary Club of Wan­ganui North or­gan­ised the tool raf­fle.

Mike Green said he was hum­bled by the fan­tas­tic sup­port and es­pe­cially the $600 do­na­tion re­ceived from a mem­ber of the pub­lic very early on in the process.

“It is a fan­tas­tic re­sult which has en­abled 13 ERKs to be as­sem­bled ready for any emer­gency in the Pa­cific.”

Mike added that al­though this was a Ro­tary Club of Wan­ganui North pro­ject, it would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the help of BP Lon­don St, Trafal­gar Square, McDon­alds Ma­chin­ery, Count­down Vic­to­ria Ave and more im­por­tantly the thou­sands of peo­ple who bought tick­ets.

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