Golden tickets help a lot of Warrnambool groups

Warrnambool Central Rotary Club’s Golden Community Raffle is continuing to deliver for Warrnambool community groups.

The raffle has been held annually for more than 20 years and has provided about $600,000 to local community groups during that time.

The central Rotary club organises the prizes for the raffle and the printing of raffle books with community groups selling the tickets and keeping the proceeds.

Club member Bob McMillan said the raffle had been “a real winner” for a lot of local organisations such as sports clubs.

Mr McMillan said the club printed about 20,000 tickets each year and community organisations could still pick up raffle books from Darrian Office and Art Supplies at 176 Fairy Street.

“It is a risk-free raffle for them,” Mr McMillan said.

“They keep all the money from their ticket sales.”

Mr McMillan called on the community to support the raffle, which this year offers a 55-inch (140-centimetre) Samsung LED screen television as first prize. It will be drawn on January 23 with results in The Standard on January 26, 2013.

Mr McMillan said organising a raffle to be sold by local clubs was an alternative to having to make individual grants to the clubs.

“We help them (the clubs) to help themselves,” he said.

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