Hospice raf­fle a great suc­cess

Talk of the Town - - Opinion - GRAHAMSTOWN HOSPICE and SUN­SHINE COAST HOSPICE

Hospices ren­der in­valu­able ser­vices within the com­mu­ni­ties in which they op­er­ate, and th­ese in­dis­pens­able or­gan­i­sa­tions are re­liant upon, to a large ex­tent, the pub­lic sec­tor for do­na­tions, fund­ing and sub­scrip­tions.

And so it is with Grahamstown Hospice and Sun­shine Coast Hospice, which or­gan­ise and ar­range var­i­ous fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and drives on an on­go­ing ba­sis.

In ad­di­tion, golf days, so­cial events and com­pe­ti­tions are held oc­ca­sion­ally in or­der to gen­er­ate funds.

A raf­fle or­gan­ised re­cently by Grahamstown Hospice and Sun­shine Coast Hospice was en­thu­si­as­ti­cally sup­ported by friends of the as­so­ci­a­tions and mem­bers of the pub­lic, re­sult­ing in some most wel­come funds be­ing raised.

We of­fer our sin­cere thanks to all those who pur­chased tick­ets.

Res­i­dents along the coast and in­land to Makhanda and sur­rounds re­sponded ea­gerly to re­quests from ticket sell­ers to pur­chase tick­ets. Your sup­port is much ap­pre­ci­ated.

Of course, our ap­pre­ci­a­tion and sin­cere thanks are also ex­tended to the busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als who do­nated prizes, and there were in­deed some very at­trac­tive prizes on of­fer.

The awe­some first prize of a two-night stay for two at Kwandwe Pri­vate Game Re­serve was won by Steve Gor­nall. In all, 10 su­per prizes were awarded. The prizes were won by: 1st: Steve Gor­nall – Two-night stay at Kwandwe Pri­vate Game Re­serve

2nd: Nicki Rosslee – Do­na­tion of a lamb spit by Dono­van Bridger of De­li­cious Spit­braais

3rd: An­drew Beer – Sam­sung Tab E 9.6-inch tablet do­nated by MTN Grahamstown

4th: Judge Jeremy Pick­er­ing – Trol­ley of goods from Pep­per Grove Pick n Pay (which he do­nated to Hospice)

5th: Matt Sta­ple­ton – R1,000 voucher for a car­pet clean do­nated by Deep Clean

6th: June McDougall – 8/10kg bag of dog food ev­ery month for the year do­nated by Rayner Gen­eral Agen­cies

7th Neil McCune – Con­tainer of 25 litres of wa­ter from Oa­sis Wa­ter Grahamstown to be re­filled each month for a pe­riod of one year

8th Keith and Nicole Craig – R250 voucher from Noom and a ham­per from Carara Agri prod­ucts

9th Delia Duxbury/Carara – Meat ham­per do­nated by C-Sa­faris

10th Dale Cun­ning­ham – Ham­per from The Pep­per Tree do­nated by Tracy Mills.

We ex­tend a sin­cere thank you to all who made this fundrais­ing ef­fort such a heart-warm­ing suc­cess.

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