ANZAC raffle to raise vital funds for RSL services

Ninderry MP Dan Purdie presenting the new Coolum Peregian RSL Sub-branch President, Peter Lloyd, with the ‘Supporting Local’ hampers to support their fundraising efforts. Photo: Contributed

IN AN effort to continue the work of helping returned service personnel the Coolum-Peregian RSL will be asking people to buy tickets in their huge raffle worth over $400 this coming Anzac Day.

The raffle will feature a hamper that has been donated by Ninderry MP Dan Purdie as well as other items donated by the local RSL.

Tickets will be available to purchase after the dawn service during the ‘gunfire breakfast with Coolum-Peregian RSL President Peter Lloyd stating that they hoped that many people would stay around after the service.

“The gunfire breakfast is a roll with bacon and egg, and it is a traditional breakfast from World War 1,” Peter said.

“We will have these on sale for just $5 and people can enjoy a roll with a glass of rum and milk, and we will have our full bar open on the morning.”

Anyone who attends the dawn service is invited to stay for breakfast and to talk with members of the RSL.

“We would love to see people introduce themselves and chat with everyone, including our older service personnel and we will also be hosting the traditional Anzac games throughout the morning,” Peter said. 

State member for Ninderry Dan Purdie said that he was using the raffles as a way to support locals by putting together hampers featuring locally made products/goods which could be then used by local groups/charities for fundraising.

Raffle tickets on the morning will be six for $5 and 15 for $10 and the club will have many EFTPOS machines available for purchases. For information on a hamper for your club or charity, please contact Dan’s office on 5406 7900.

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