Raffle launches in support of two CK charities

2021 CK Charity 50/50 Raffle winner (Photo courtesy Julia Earley)

Chatham-Kent residents have the chance to support a good cause and possibly win some cash while doing so.

On Tuesday morning, the CK Charity 50/50 Raffle was launched. Proceeds will support both the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent and the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.

According to Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of CK President Mike Genge, one winner will walk away with 50 per cent of the proceeds, with a guaranteed prize of at least $5,000.

This is the second year the organizations have teamed up for the raffle and he said last year’s draw was a big success.

“Last year’s winner took home $52,735,” he explained. “So, we thought, you know what, the community really supported it. They loved the idea that it was Hospice, they loved the idea that it was the Children’s Treatment Centre.”

Tickets are 10 for $10, 60 for $20, or 200 for $50.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. Genge said there will be no in-person sales because of recently announced COVID-19 restrictions.

According to Genge, the money raised will go towards children’s programming that is offered at the Children’s Treatment Centre and towards end of life programming at the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

“I can’t stress this enough, [residents] loved the fact that they had two charities working together that start off with infants and went all the way to end of life,” said Genge. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for the two of us to work together.”

Tickets can be purchased until March 2. The winner of the draw will be announced live on the CK Charity 50/50 Raffle Facebook page on March 2 at 1 p.m.