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Community & Business

11 December, 2020

Only weeks left in Mareeba Lions Christmas raffle

THE Mareeba Lions Christmas Raffle has been underway since October with a new twist thrown in to better support local businesses.

By Rhys Thomas

Mareeba Lions volunteers Rena Braes and Eve-Lyn McGrath have been selling tickets for the Mareeba Lions Christmas Raffle since it started in October

THE Mareeba Lions Christmas Raffle has been underway since October with a new twist thrown in to better support local businesses. 

Every year Mareeba Lions asks businesses to donate prizes for their Christmas raffle, however due to the economic impacts of COVID they felt there was another way. 

Instead of asking for do- nations they purchased the prizes for the raffle from local businesses to better stimulate the economy and keep money flowing through the town.

Although businesses were informed of this some still decided to donate prizes despite the offer to purchase them. 

Mareeba Lions Raffle Coordinator Tom Braes said that this year’s raffle is different to previous years due to COVID. 

“Although the prizes are not as extensive as the past there are still valuable prizes to be won,” he said. 

“Instead of the usual six winners we will be drawing around 20 to 30 winners to receive the vouchers. 

“We are doing it differently to give our donors a bit of a break.” 

The winners of the Mareeba Lions Christmas Raffle will be notified by phone immediately when they get drawn on December 21. 

Look out for Lions around Mareeba to get yourself a ticket before its to late.

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