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Summer raffle to support Richmond Christmas Fund

By Don Fennell

Published 11:40 PDT, Fri July 30, 2021

New 50/50 online draw to support neighbours in need

In Richmond, it’s Christmas in July—though you’d never know it as we endure our second heat wave in just over a month.

OK, it’s not really Christmas time. But the reason for bringing up the festive season is that this Monday (Aug. 2, which of course is the B.C. Day holiday) marks the official countdown to the 2021 Richmond Christmas Fund’s annual signature fundraising event—A Not So Silent Night—on Dec. 1. That’s when everyone expects to be returning this year to the Richmond Auto Mall for a spectacular evening fundraiser to ensure many of our neighbours who are less fortunate are able to celebrate the season.

Starting this Monday, the fundraising campaign begins with a 50/50 online raffle.

The new initiative enables you to purchase a ticket and be entered in a draw to potentially win more than $10,000. The remaining proceeds will support the Christmas Fund, an annual fundraiser organized by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives. The funds raised will help increase the value of grocery vouchers issued to those in need to $45 from $40. The final day to purchase tickets is Aug. 31, with the draw set for 3 p.m. on Sept. 2.

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