Lions vol­un­teer makes his own Gro­cery Grab

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: FELIC­ITY RIP­PER

SUR­PRIS­ING WIN: Gayn­dah IGA's Melissa with Lions mem­bers Peter Spencer and raf­fle win­ner Henry Har­man.

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