Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Locals win big with lions club raffle

David Lee April 20, 2016
FISHING FOR A WIN… From left, Merrigum Lions Club secretary, Bryan Fitzsimmons, Marc Wallace from S.H. Wallace & Co., Merrigum Lions Club president, Warren Henderson, winner of the Merrigum Lions Club Annual Welfare Boat Raffle, Matt Riddell and Merrigum Lions Club members, Ken Phillips and Allan Maskell. Photo: Supplied.

FISHING FOR A WIN… From left, Merrigum Lions Club secretary, Bryan Fitzsimmons, Marc Wallace from S.H. Wallace & Co., Merrigum Lions Club president, Warren Henderson, winner of the Merrigum Lions Club Annual Welfare Boat Raffle, Matt Riddell and Merrigum Lions Club members, Ken Phillips and Allan Maskell. Photo: Supplied.

THE Merrigum Lions Club Annual Welfare Boat Raffle has seen three lucky locals walk away with fantastic prizes.

The first prize of a Stacer 379 Proline fishing boat with a 9.8hp Tohatsu 2 Stroke Outboard Motor, travel cover and all safety equipment, valued at $8,200, was won by Matt Riddell from Rochester.

The second prize of a fishing rod and reel, supplied by Trelly’s Tackle World and valued at $250, was won by Ken Wood of Byrneside.

The third prize of a $150 Woolworths voucher was won by Mason Smith of Tatura.

Merrigum Lions Club president, Warren Henderson said, “This raffle is the major fundraiser for the Merrigum Lions Club and runs for approximately five months of the year. Members spend many hours selling the tickets at shopping centres, markets, to friends and acquaintances and in local business houses.

“The funds raised from the proceeds of the raffle are used to benefit the local and wider community in times of need. For example, three Merrigum families were unfortunate to have their homes lost to fire in the last winter. The lions club was able to quickly assist these families with immediate cash to help them in this time of need and stress.

“The Merrigum Lions Club would like to thank everyone who was generous enough to purchase a ticket in the raffle.”