Raffle after Men’s Shed break-in

The RSL has set up the raffle to raise funds for the Men's Shed after it was broken into earlier in the year. L-R: from the RSL, Maxine Tressmann, Lorraine Reinbott, Rowena Dionysius, and Eric Ford from the Kingaroy Men's Shed. PHOTO: EUAN MORRISSON 347097_01

The Kingaroy and District RSL and Citizens Memorial Club is holding a raffle to raise funds for the Kingaroy Men’s Shed after a burglary earlier in the year cost the non-profit hundreds of dollars and many tears.

Tickets for the raffle will cost $2 each and could go on to win a hamper worth over $500.

The raffle will be drawn by a member of the Men’s Shed on Father’s Day- 3 September.

There is a hamper for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

The 1st hamper includes a Ryobi drill kit, a fire pit, a clamp ratchet and much more to the value of $500.

The 2nd hamper includes a camping chair, a folding work light, pruners and more to the value of $300.

The 3rd hamper includes an LED torch, six pack of beer, barbeque tools, and more to the value of $200.

Rowena Dionysius from the Club said they were just giving back to community.

“The Men’s Shed got broken into a while back and the RSL made a decision that they’d like to give back to a community group that gives so much to the community,” she said.

All of the items in the hampers were purchased by the Services Club with the full returns going to the Men’s Shed.

The only items not purchased by the Club were wooden crates made by the Men’s Shed which are also included in the hamper and which Rowena said were getting a lot of attention from customers.

Eric Ford from the Kingaroy Men’s Shed said he and the Shed were collectively very thankful for the support.

“We are very thankful to the RSL for doing this… the whole community has been great,” he said.

The Kingaroy Men’s Shed will also be raising funds at their night with rugby league legends Shane Webcke, Darius Boyd, and Ben Hannant held at the Shed 5.30pm-8.30pm, Saturday 22 July.