Anne Strachan of Courtenay was thrilled to hear that she had won the deluxe raffle basket drawn at the recently held Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon.
Strachan has been a long-time supporter of the Child Development Association, purchasing her ticket annually at the kiosk at the Driftwood Mall. She said she never expected to win, but just wanted to support the kids.
The raffle basket contained a plethora of gifts, totalling over $2,800, donated by over 40 local businesses. Strachan and her family and friends will be able to, among other things, dine out in several local restaurants, ski, golf, go for a massage, get a manicure or a new hairstyle. The basket also includes items that range from coffee mugs, to a handmade quilt, to books to read, to everything you would need for an emergency. Strachan knows that she will have to do very little Christmas shopping this year.
The basket raised more than $8,200 dollars for the Child Development Association – part of over $85,000 raised to support services for children and youth with special needs in the Comox Valley.