Last year, Northern Health Foundation partnered with Play for Purpose; a not-for-profit online charitable lottery. The first raffle began in January 2022, with its attractive prizes gaining popularity among our staff and northern community, selling over 2,800 tickets in less than three months.
The benefit of this partnership allows charities across Australia to continue raising much-needed funds for their health service. Giving our community a chance to win great prizes, and having 50 per cent of all ticket proceeds directed back to the Foundation, became an innovative way to continue our fundraising efforts, while giving back to our community, all year round.
As 2022 has drawn to a close, we are thrilled to announce that, with your support and our partnership with Play for Purpose, we raised over $38,000 this year, with two Northern Health staff members winning major prizes. The proceeds will support Northern Health Foundation’s 2022-23 campaign to introduce a new service at Northern Hospital Epping by funding an Anorectal Laboratory. This laboratory will provide access to the latest equipment and treatment plans for OASIS patients (Obstetrics and Sphincter Injuries), without the need to be referred elsewhere.
Pina Di Donato, Executive Director, Public Affairs and Foundation, said, “In a time when fundraising has become restricted and much more challenging, the Play for Purpose raffle has allowed us to continue our fundraising efforts. While this is not solely a Northern Health raffle, it does give our staff and community a chance to win some incredible prizes that we wouldn’t ordinarily have access to.”
We would also like to thank the supporters of our Northern Health Foundation Christmas Raffle. Our lucky first-prize winner was a Northern Health staff member who took home the four-night Daylesford getaway. Together, we were able to raise a total of $4,155 with all funds going towards the purchase of a new Isolette for the Neonatal Unit at Northern Hospital Epping.
We sincerely thank everyone for their support, and look forward to seeing where our fundraising efforts take us in 2023.
If you would like to read more about our major campaign, or purchase your Play for Purpose tickets in Raffle 18, please head to the Foundation website HERE.