Rotary Raffle Kicks off with Mitre 10 Mega at Home & Living Show
The raffle is a significant fundraiser for Hospice and this year organisers are expecting to exceed the $26,000 they raised last year for the Otago Hospice service.
For the second year running, Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin and their supplier community are major supporters of the trailer raffle, contributing over $18,000 worth of products for the raffle prizes, hosting the trailer in store for key dates across November and December, and ensuring the trailer has a sweet spot at The Home & Living Show.
The trailer raffle is eagerly anticipated by the Dunedin community, renowned for its fantastic prizes, with an incredible 16000 tickets on average sold and four massive prizes with a combined value of over $20,000. First prize is a trailer full to the brim with a variety of items for garden, summer and holidays. Second, third and fourth prizes are outdoor furniture, a bbq and a lawnmower.
Ticket sales will kick off this year at The Home & Living Show at the stadium on Nov 2nd and run through to 19th December, with the raffle draw on December 20th.
Jo Morshius, President of Rotary Club of Dunedin South, is thrilled that this year the trailer raffle will get off to a cracking start at The Home & Living show.
“It will give us a really fantastic start; The Home & Living show has thousands of people through – and the very visual trailer will draw them in. It’s for such a good cause.”
Neil Finn-House Group CEO Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin says his team loves to be able to give back to and assist a vital service in the community, and enjoys the strong connections it has with the Hospice.
The money raised makes a significant impact on Otago Hospice's fundraising target of $2.5 million. The funds go directly into patient care via Community Care teams which work throughout Dunedin City and the Otago region, providing specialist palliative care and supporting those people who are dying in Otago to live well and die well. For more info visit www.otagohospice.co.nz
For more information call:
Jo Morshius: Ph 0274336211
Neil Finn-House: Ph 027 707 8287
The Otago Community Hospice is focused on supporting and empowering all people who are dying in Otago, to live well and die well. The Hospice provides specialist palliative care services free of charge to those who are faced with terminal illness. At any one time the Hospice is looking after an average of 205 people across the wider region. Our a multidisciplinary team includes Community Care Coordinators, palliative specialist doctors, counsellors, a social worker, an occupational therapist and a spiritual care co-ordinator, who work closely with GPs, hospitals, aged care facilities and the team of district nurses, to deliver the full range of palliative care services to the people of Otago with more than 75% of Hospice patients cared for in their home. The Otago Community Hospice is part-funded by a DHB contract, but each year has to raise 44% of its budget – which equates to $2.5 million – to maintain its free wrap-around service for those needing specialist palliative care.
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