Coastguard Nelson fundraising team patron Pic Picot (second left) selling raffle tickets with Coastguard volunteers Rosie Musters, Wayne Ballantyne, and Wayne Harrison. Photo: Supplied.

Coastguard raffle to bring summer cheer

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A few people will be celebrating later this summer when the national Coastguard fundraising Summer Lottery raffle is drawn.

Coastguard Nelson members are out selling tickets around the region now and hope that a local will win some of the big prizes up for offer.

While the raffle is a national one, $7 out of every $10 ticket sold in Nelson Tasman will go directly to Coastguard Nelson.

That money will go towards the Coastguard Nelson efforts to buy a new vessel that will enable it to continue its mission of saving lives at sea.

Thanks to some amazing fundraising efforts from the all-volunteer staffed team, and some very generous support from local people and businesses, Coastguard Nelson has achieved significant milestones towards its new vessel, however, public support is still needed to reach its goal.

The raffle runs until 14 February 2020, and there are some big prizes up for grabs, and 20 chances to win.

First prize is a Ford Ranger XLT Double Cab Sport and Haines Hunter Sport boat and outboard motor, trailer and safety package valued at $117,500.

Other prizes include another Haines Hunter Sport boat and outboard, a 5-star luxury Hawaiian holiday package, Weber Family BBQs valued at $1000 each, and $200 prezzy cards.

Tickets will be on sale at the Nelson Market, outside Mitre 10 and also at the Motueka Sunday Market – so look out for the stand when you are out and about.

People can get their tickets up until 14 February 2020, and the prizes are drawn 19 February 2020.