ABERDEEN-based children’s charity Charlie House today (2nd of August) announces the launch of the Rotary Clubs of Aberdeen and District Annual Raffle, in partnership with C&M McDonald and Bon Accord Aberdeen.
This is the third year the charity is partnering with the Rotary Clubs’ Annual Car Raffle, which is set to raise thousands of pounds to support their Big Build Appeal and other local causes. Members of 24 of the Rotary Clubs in Aberdeen and the North East generously donate their time to selling tickets each year and will rally once again to support the 2022 raffle.
Alan Pirie, Chairman of the organising committee, commented: “This will be the third year in a row that we are supporting Charlie House as the main benefitting charity of our Annual Car Raffle.”
“We have been holding a car raffle since 2000 and this year could see us selling our 1 millionth ticket. Help us reach this milestone along and help Charlie House edge closer to the completion of their Big Build project!”
“Last year we donated £17600 to Charlie House. Now that the restrictions from the pandemic have been lifted, we hope that this will be the most successful year of our partnership. Tickets will be sold by Clubs at various events throughout the North East too.”
The raffle tickets will be sold at the cost of £1 per ticket from the Charlie House retail unit in the lower mall at Bon Accord, opposite O2, where shoppers can view the car and learn more about the work of the Rotary. These will be available to purchase from the unit via a QR code or at ReCHarge Café on the upper mall until November when it is manned by the Rotary Clubs members up until Christmas eve when it is drawn.
Craig Stevenson, Centre Manager at Bon Accord, said: “It is fantastic that we can lend our support to the annual raffle again this year for such an important local cause. We hope for great success in this year’s partnerships.”
This year’s prize winner will drive away in a Suzuki Vitara SZ-T Hybrid valued at £23,759, kindly supplied by C&M McDonald.
Carol McDonald of C&M McDonald, commented: “We are delighted to be involved with this year’s raffle and wish Charlie House every success with the Big Build Appeal.”
Speaking of the ongoing support Susan Crighton, Director of Fundraising at Charlie House, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with The Rotary Clubs again and we’re confident that this year it will be even bigger and better than the last.”
She continued: “Support from the local community over the last few years has been incredible. We are so pleased to have the car supplied by C&M McDonald and the retail unit space from Bon Accord. We would like to say a huge thank you to the Rotary Clubs, C&M McDonald and Bon Accord for supporting us and the raffle this year. With an amazing prize up for grabs, we’re certain that people will flock to the centre for their chance to win.”
The raffle will give the Charlie House Big Build Appeal a BIG boost at the end of the year and could see us racing towards important milestones, like laying the first bricks of the specialist support facility in Aberdeen so that children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions don’t need to travel over 100 miles to get the specialist support they need. The draw will take place at 2pm on the 24th of December 2022.
For more information about Charlie House and its services please visit www.charliehouse.org.uk or call 01224 313333.
You can also learn more about Rotary Clubs in Aberdeen and the North East at www.rotary1010.org