A raffle for a Narellan pool has raised more than $7000 for SIDS & Kids.January 3, 2013 4:55am
Robyn Baker of Narellan Pools and Tatong's Charlee Campbell are happy with the success of the swimming pool raffle.
The swimming pool raffled to raise money for SIDS & Kids went to a Benalla local, raising $7100 along the way.
SIDS & Kids supporter Charlee Campbell said 2012 was a busy year, with tickets going on sale in February.
Charlee and Narellan Pools north east franchisee Robyn Baker spent many a cold winter’s day selling tickets on the streets of Mansfield, Tolmie, Shepparton and Benalla, to name a few.
Sales were steady until the weekend of the draw during the Benalla Festival, in November.
‘‘Then we sold a lot of tickets,’’ she said.
‘‘It was a great success — having the presence of the pool in the parade really pushed sales along.
‘‘I’m just really thankful to all the communities for their support.’’
The Narellan Pools head office donated the swimming pool shell, with north east franchisees Robyn and Jason Baker throwing in the installation, plus fencing and paving — everything needed to a completely finished standard.
‘‘Robyn and I had the same drive and enthusiasm to make it work,’’ Charlee said.
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