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Rotary raffle and fair for schools

A children's fair and raffle organised by a Rotary Club is to raise funds for island primary schools next month.

Jason Taylor, president of the Pembroke Rotary Club, said: “This is a great event and really worthy of the whole community's support.”

Mr Taylor said raffle tickets are primarily sold through schools, with each school's donation based on the number of tickets sold.

The schools decide where to spend the cash.

Playground equipment, library books and school outings have all been funded in the past.

The event, started 35 years ago, has raised more than $1.5 million for public schools since 1996.

This year's top raffle prize — to be drawn at the end of the day — is a $6,000 seven-day Mediterranean cruise for a family of four.

Other prizes include travel and grocery vouchers with values of up to $5,000.

A number of smaller prizes will also be awarded.

This year's event will feature a number of traditional children's games including balls, bean bags and marbles.

The event will be held at St Paul's Church, Paget, on March 10 from 11am to 4.30pm..

A club spokesman said: “These games make a great change from the electronic games that are so common today.

“Every kind is a winner and generous prizes are available to be won.”

Face painting, a fun castle, food and train rides will also be offered.

Jason Taylor, president of Pembroke Rotary Club, at an earlier schools event. (Photograph by Jonathan Bell)

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Published February 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm (Updated February 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm)

Rotary raffle and fair for schools

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