This year over $35,000 Raised
Wow! What an amazing effort
And The Winners Are!!!
The 2022 Christmas Trailer Raffle has been drawn and the winners have been contacted.
1st Prize is the 1.8m x 1.2m box trailer with cage full of goodies, total value of over $6,000.00
2nd Prize is a Rover Duracut Lawn Mower valued at $529.00
3rd Prize is a Lifetime 136cm W x 70cm D x 172cm H Vertical Storage Shed valued at $399.00
To show how some of the funds raised from this years trailer raffle will be used, the following is from one of the groups that assist us, Humanitarian Projects International
Thank you so much for that good news and for the very generous sharing of the raffle proceeds. This will not only help us to cover our administration costs for the next 12 months but will also go a long way to helping us complete our current project in Uganda, that of building a kitchen at the Nyarutooma Primary School at Kashekuro in the remote west of Uganda so that they will be able to properly cater for up to 96 boarders and most of the teachers.
The building construction is well underway and we expect to be able to have it ready for use in time for school opening in the new year. You will already be aware that we completed construction of the girls and boys dormitories for last year but then had to find a way to provide around 300 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for both the boarders and their teachers who mostly live on site.
This project has allowed up to 96 boarders who would otherwise not be able to get an education because of the remoteness of the area and last of transport. So this is a project in which Rotary has played a very significant part. We really appreciate being able to work with Rotary in the Christmas raffle and hope to continue our participation next year.
Here is a Feel Good Story from our 2021 raffle (Please read)
Each year Rotary Caboolture conducts the Christmas Trailer Raffle to help raise funds for projects. It is the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year and always wonderfully supported by the community.
The club understands the troubling times that everyone has been going through and was pleasantly surprised when the latest raffle was different for two reasons. It turned out to be the club’s biggest ever when it came to ticket sales and the remarkable story behind the winners of the first prize.
The husband and wife of the family that won the trailer have been out of work due to health reasons for about twelve months and prior to the raffle had been looking at buying a second hand trailer to start up their own lawn mowing, garden care and external cleaning business sometime in the new year.
When they dropped into the Morayfield Shopping Centre one day they saw the Rotary raffle for the trailer filled with items, including a high pressure cleaner and blower, so they decided to buy a book of tickets in the hope that this could be their way to start up their business venture.
They had a good feeling about this and whenever they went to the shopping centre they would buy another book of tickets.
You can only imagine their surprise and relief when they received the Sunday morning phone call from the club to inform them of their win. They thought it was a joke at first.
Robyn said, “We would like to start off with an extremely grateful THANK YOU to the club as well as to all the businesses that contributed, from the students at Grace College building the trailer, to the gifts and vouchers that came with it.
My husband and I are over the moon with being the lucky winners, having the chance to win this prize was massive for us, we still pinch ourselves as these things don’t normally happen for us, so we are taking it that this is the start of a better year.”
The club would like to wish Robyn and Michael all the best for their new business venture as well as the other winners and would also like to thank everyone that supported us by buying tickets.
We have 2 local groups assisting us in selling tickets each year and they receive a percentage of the monies raised to go towards their projects.
They are the Knights of the Southern Cross and Humanitarian Projects international Inc.