Raffle boosts coffers for new Old School creative space

The Raglan community has helped fundraise $8000 towards the new creative space at the Old School Arts Centre.

Fundraising committee member Susanne Giessen Prinz says $140,000 in grants has been secured for the project, with the community also showing its support by donating prizes and purchasing tickets in the Super Summer Bumper Raffle.

Constable Gary Ryburn drew the winning tickets on Monday.

First prize was a holiday for two for five nights on the Gold Coast, which was won by Derek Van Der Vossen.

Susanne says the community can continue to help out with fundraising efforts by supporting two upcoming events in Raglan.

Susanne is giving a talk on her trip to Antarctic at the Old School on July 7 at 7pm. Tickets cost $15.

A Raglan Art Auction will be held at The Wharf Kitchen and Bar on July 21, including a buffet dinner, a complimentary glass of wine and live music by the Wandering Dulcets. Tickets cost $40.

Tickets for both evenings are on sale at the Old School.

The new two-storey creative space will replace the existing Clay Shed and the room used by the Lions to sort second-hand clothing for its opportunity shop, and will include an upstairs black box theatre space. Building is hoped to start in April 2018.

Winners of the Super Summer Bumper Raffle:

Adam Smith – Raglan Backpackers & Waterfront Lodge $150 Kayak Voucher; Jasmin Edgar –Raglan Coconut Yoghurt $100; Kevin Hammersley – Monster Aroha ceramics; Veita Harding – Raglan Rock clothing pack; Erin Kelsall – Leaf Floral Design; Lisa Thomson – Fairy Awesome cleaning; Steve Gunn – The Wharf Kitchen and Bar; Lesley Clough – Raglan Social Club voucher; Lynn McDonald – Orca voucher; Bob McLeod – Raglan Gym 3 months membership; Sue Melton – one night at Underhill Valley earth house accommodation; Derek Van Der Vossen – 5 nights Gold Coast Holiday for two.