After a slow start, I am pleased to share that the raffle this year concluded very successfully, by raising over $7,000. It has been a difficult year for our fundraising activities, including the cancellation, again, of our annual fair. So it’s wonderful that, as a school community, we were able to rally around and raise this amount to help fund many worthwhile projects for the school in the new year.
I would like to extend my thanks, firstly to my fellow raffle team members, Jochen Schweitzer and Karina Schlieper, who made the job this year both easy and fun. Also a big thank you to Clare Gordon and Kath Kissell who greatly assisted in getting the message out there, both within the school community but also on social media. Great effort team!
Secondly, I would like to thank all our generous donors who provided so many beautiful prizes to support our raffle. This included prizes and vouchers from – My General Store, Man About the house show, Verve Portraits, Bennelong restaurant, Pullman Grand, Kidsnest Childcare centre, Conscious Parenting coaching, Honest to Goodness store, Grassroots Eco store, Goodieland store, Precision Golf, Rudolf Steiner Book store and Climbfit St Leonards. These were kindly donated by the Ross, Ward, Cameron, Zeus, François, Cruz, Micos, Borrud and Armstrong families.
Lastly, and by no means least, thank you to all of our families who, not only bought tickets, but also encouraged family and friends to buy as well. This was really such a great contribution and I am so pleased that so many of them won prizes themselves. See here for all winners.
Well done everyone!
Alex François – on behalf of the Raffle team