Nov 20, 2018

The last 3 weeks have seen a number of raffles have fantastic results. It’s been great to see

a range from larger foundations to smaller local clubs have success with their Split 50-50 raffles.

The Spring Racing Carnival has been the gateway to two different events over its duration.

Down Syndrome SA held a Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon, while The Woman’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation hosted an Oaks Day Luncheon

The Down Syndrome SA hosted the event at Jolley’s Boathouse for the 6th year

running and it was the second that Split 50-50 had the pleasure of being involved with. The day

was a huge success with $3594 raised in total with Michael Elwood walking away with

$1797. A much deserved win, and a very successful day all round for the foundation.

The Woman’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation Oaks Day Luncheon, held at Eat at Whalers

in Encounter Bay also had a very prosperous day raising money for The WCH Foundation’s

Beach House currently being built in Encounter Lakes. The Beach House is a major project

aiming to provide respite accommodation for families caring around-the-clock for children

requiring significant support due to a life-limiting illness. It will be a special place for children

and their families to relax and create happy memories together. Split 50-50 was very

pleased to be given the chance to help contribute and raise money for this fantastic cause.

$1777 was raised with half going to Charmaine, a good day on the punt!

The WCH Foundation also hosted The Baker-Gordon T20 Charity Shield Cricket match between the Navy and the Army also raising funds for The Beach House project on Sunday the 18 the of November. The day was again a huge success, with $1359 raised and Colin O’Donnell walking away with $679.50.

The Spalding/Booborowie Cricket Club held their first Split 50-50 raffle in Spalding against

The Orroroo Cricket Club on Saturday the 10th of November. Spalding and Booborowie are

two very small towns located in South Australia’s regional mid north, and boy can they raise

money. $770 was the total amount in the kitty when the raffle was called to be drawn. A lot

of these sales came online, a huge positive! The local cricket matches can sometimes

struggle to draw a crowd, but it is very exciting that the platform can prove to be a

viable way of fundraising to keep these small clubs going. The winner of the raffle Max

Voumard was a Bundaleer cricketer who donated all of the winnings straight back to the

SBCC. What a bloke!!

There are currently two live raffles being held on the Split 50-50 website, with Club

Holdfast’s October/November raffle having $222 presently in the kitty, and

Spalding/Booborowie CC have a raffle going for their home game on the 1st of December against Wilmington Melrose CC.

Make sure to get in quick and support these excellent organisations.