Grandmother wins 15 grand in Royals raffle

5 October 2018

Laverton Grandmother, Eleanor, was absolutely gobsmacked when she received a call from Royal Life Saving WA recently to say she had won the first prize raffle draw and she could choose between a new Hyundai Accent or $15,000 cash!

Eleanor remarked, ‘I’m a volunteer paramedic and was in the middle of a transfer when I received the call, it was such a massive surprise!’

Eleanor chose the $15,000 cash and when asked what she would spend it on, the caring Grandmother instantly thought of her ten grandchildren.

Eleanor says, ‘Well, I’m just going to look at the money for a while and let it sink in! Then I’m going to treat my grand-kids with unlimited pool entry for a year. I have ten grand-kids ranging from 16 to 3 years old, from Merredin to Busselton - I believe swimming is a great activity for kids so I thought this would be a really good way to spend some of my prize!’

Eleanor has been a long-time supporter of The Society, with a career in the aquatic industry spanning many years.

‘I have previously been a Pool Manager in Laverton and have always supported kids swimming and felt like giving back to The Society. I’ve always been an avid supporter of The Society and their work with getting kids swimming, I think it’s very important to promote kids swimming and aquatic safety in general.’

Eleanor didn’t think she’d take out the top raffle prize and her emotions at the time of receiving the news were too much to contain, remarking ‘I was absolutely over the moon and still am! Honestly, I had a bit of a cry when I received the amazing news. I’m absolutely excited, it’s really nice!’

Royal Life Saving WA would like to thank Eleanor and every other faithful supporters who purchased tickets in our most recent raffle. Your support helps us to ensure that all West Australians have an opportunity to learn swimming and water safety skills through our Swim and Survive program, which in turn reduces the impact of drowning in our community.

If you’d like to have the opportunity to follow in Eleanor's footsteps as our next major raffle winner, tickets are on sale now for just $2 each, with the next major draw taking place on the 26th of January 2019. The major prize is $15,000 or a brand-new Hyundai Accent!

To buy a raffle ticket and for further information, please click the link below.

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