We’d like to say thank you to everyone who bought a Christmas Raffle Ticket at our stand in the Mater Hospital!

Christmas is an incredibly busy time at the Mater Hospital. That’s because patients who need heart and lung transplants can’t wait. Neither can people with cancer or other life-threatening conditions. They need their treatments to continue as if it were any other day. So if you’re reading this and you donated to us by buying a Christmas Raffle ticket, thank you very much!

We had a draw for the winners of the Christmas Raffle this afternoon at our stand in the Mater Hospital. The prize for 3rd place was a hamper of Christmas Goodies donated by the superbly generous Paddy Breenan, who is a longtime volunteer at our hospital stand. The prize for 2nd place was a hand-made Wooden Church decoration donated by Paddy’s friend, Leo. And the prize for first place was provided by the amazing staff at Avoca and is a Christmas Hamper from them.

3rd to 1st Prizes, Left to Right: Christmas Hamper from Paddy Brennan, Hand-made Wooden Church from Leo and Christmas Hamper from Avoca

Our volunteer Michael drew the winning tickets from a mix of all the raffle tickets purchased over the past weeks. All of the donations from these tickets will go to help patients like those forced to be in hospital over the Christmas holidays. If you bought a Christmas raffle ticket, then you are directly responsible for helping people home faster to their families and providing funding needed for new hospital machinery and pioneering medical research. So sincerely, thank you from all of us at the Mater.

The winning Christmas raffle tickets

#144 – 1st Prize Avoca Hamper – Mr John Carley
#22 – 2nd Prize Handmade Wooden Church – Ms Mary Rochford
#140 – 3rd Prize Christmas Hamper by Paddy Brennan – Mr Thomas Carr

To everyone else who entered into the Christmas raffle but did not win a prize, you have contributed valuable donations that will make a life saving difference to someone either over the Christmas holidays or afterwards. You can read more about patients whose lives and care you’re helping to improve at this link to their stories. We interview patients every week to ask them about their experiences at the Mater and the life changing difference made by our donors support. You can read about the difference you’re making to a patient in their own words at our Humans of the Mater section.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all at the Mater Foundation!

Michael and Elizabeth drew the winning tickets at our stand in the Mater Hospital. The draw was from a mix of all Christmas Raffle tickets sold over the past few weeks. Thank you so much for your support!



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