Raffle winner off to London

As part of the fun at this year’s 10th annual Red Cross golf tournament, raffle tickets were offered for sale.

Red Cross volunteers sold tickets for $5 each to golfers and members of the community.

Recently, Harry Chisholm, Vice President and Country Head of the Royal Bank of Canada drew the three winning tickets. For the past decade, the Royal Bank of Canada has been a partner with the Red Cross in ensuring the success of the golf tournament. Mr. Chisholm has pledged the continuing support of the Royal Bank.

The first place prize of two British Airways return tickets for a flight from the Cayman Islands to London, England was won by Ivalin Ellis.

Mrs. Ellis is a recent volunteer who joined the Red Cross in June.

She took 10 tickets to sell and after selling six decided to buy the remaining four tickets herself. Mrs. Ellis works at Maple House and coincidentally also sold the third place ticket to a coworker.

Mrs. Ellis and her husband were especially thrilled to win the tickets as they have a daughter who married a British teacher whom she met while living in Cayman. Once married, her daughter moved to England four years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis have not had the opportunity to visit their daughter until now.

The second place prize of an all inclusive two night stay at Pirates Point Resort in Little Cayman was won by a Red Cross volunteer, Julie McLaughlin. Her husband, who golfed at the tournament, had bought the ticket.

Third place prize of a helicopter tour of Cayman courtesy of Cayman Islands Helicopters was won by Yvonne Chambers.

The funds raised from the raffle brought the total monies raised from the golf tournament to CI$33,000.

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For more information about how you or your company can contribute to the Red Cross, please call 949-6785, Ext. 26.