Lions volunteer makes his own Grocery Grab
FOR more than 30 hours, Lion Club member Henry Harman manned a stall outside Gayndah IGA to sell tickets for the Lions Club’s Grocery Grab competition to raise money for the Cord Blood Foundation and community projects.
What he didn’t expect was that the ticket he bought himself was the winner, drawn by IGA staff on Tuesday.
A reward for his long hours spent rallying for important causes, Mr Harman said he was shocked by the win.
“I’m over the moon,” he said.
“We do this to support the collection of cord blood which is then treated and used to help children with leukaemia, that’s all it’s used for.”
Usually a baby’s umbilical cord is discarded after birth, however, these cords can be retrieved and stored at a cord blood bank to help sick children.
The Lions Cord Blood Foundation raises funds to provide equipment and research.
Gavin and Pam Bryant were also winners, and both the Bryants and Mr Harman were awarded with vouchers.
Meanwhile, $350 raised from the raffle will be donated to the Lions Cord Blood Foundation, and $300 will be put toward local community projects.
SURPRISING WIN: Gayndah IGA's Melissa with Lions members Peter Spencer and raffle winner Henry Harman.