LAST night, Liza Kruger of Despatch won a new Volkswagen Polo 1.4 sponsored by Volkswagen South Africa.
It was the last event of this year’s The Herald Christmas Cheer Fund campaign that was launched in August, but donations are still welcome.
Kruger, 50, said the feeling of having won was “indescribable – it hasn’t sunk in yet”.
The annual Herald Christmas Cheer Fund supports various local charities.
This year, 14 charities again sold Christmas Cheer car raffle tickets at R10 each.
They were: South African Legion, Cheshire Home Summerstrand, Masinyusane Development Organisation, Aurora Special Care Centre, Community Chest of Port Elizabeth, Echo Foundation, Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities, Missionvale Care Centre, Nazareth House, Algoa Bay Council for the Aged, Angel Network, Jerusalem Ministries, PE Mental Health, and Uviwe Child and Youth Centre.
The fund is also open for donations from the public, schools, sports clubs, societies and corporates.
Last year, R269360 was raised and allocated to the fund andthe number of raffle tickets sold was 26926, with Cheshire Home Summerstrand selling 5660 of these.
This year, Cheshire Home again sold the most tickets, 5970 of 24831 sold.
Five finalists were drawn from the raffle entries: Gavin Rowe, Liza Kruger, Joyce Taai, Yvonne Anderson and Stephanie Scheckter. They stood the chance of winning the VW Polo by drawing the correct key last night.
Fund Beggar-in-Chief Steven Lancaster is urging the public to continue donating to the fund until contributions close on Wednesday.
Donations can be made via electronic transfer or bank deposit to Christmas Cheer Fund at First National Bank, Account Number 53410726732, and branch code 261050.