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Jan wins the goodies

Thursday, 20th December, 2018

Jan Allison’s daughter, Beth, with the collection of prizes won by Jan in the Rotary Club’s Christmas Stocking Draw. PICTURE: Supplied Jan Allison’s daughter, Beth, with the collection of prizes won by Jan in the Rotary Club’s Christmas Stocking Draw. PICTURE: Supplied

By Callum Marshall

The Broken Hill Rotary Club held its Christmas Stocking Draw at Westside Plaza over the weekend with Jan Allison winning the stocking full of goodies.

President of Broken Hill Rotary James Bruce said the money raised from the raffle would go towards helping the community.

“The Christmas Stocking Draw is one of our major fundraisers with all profits going back into the community, local organisations and schools around town,” Mr Bruce said.

“There were about 700 dollars’ worth of prizes in the stocking and we cleared that amount in terms of money raised, so that extra money will go back into the community, helping organisations such as Salvation Army’s Catherine Haven, St Vincent de Paul’s Christmas and winter appeals and schools’ end-of-year award ceremonies. 

“We also help send children away to the National Science Association in Canberra every year, as well as helping to make Christmas puddings and cakes for Meals on Wheels.

Rotary also tried to assist other causes that applied for help during the year, said Mr Bruce.

He also thanked other local organisations that helped Rotary run its Christmas raffle.

“There were quite a lot of organisations in town, like Quota and Lifeline, who sold tickets for us, with half of what they sold going back to them as a donation.

“We’d been selling tickets for about four or five months so I’d like to thank everybody for supporting it and selling the tickets.

“I’d also like to thank the public for their support for this year’s Christmas Stocking Draw.”

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