Raffle raises funds for laundry van

A good cause: Anne Holley of Laurieton was the winner of the quilt raffle. The money raised will go towards the establishment of an Orange Sky Laundry Van.

A good cause: Anne Holley of Laurieton was the winner of the quilt raffle. The money raised will go towards the establishment of an Orange Sky Laundry Van.

A successful raffle conducted by Taree Craft Centre has raised more than $1600 to help establish the Orange Sky Laundry Van for the Homeless to service an area from Kempsey to Taree.

The first prize was a beautiful quilt featuring hand embroidery and patchwork, made and donated by Wendy Smith and quilted by Pam Scott. The quilt was featured at the recent Manning Valley Quilt Exhibition at Taree Craft Cottage and was won by a delighted Anne Holley of Laurieton.  

Second prize was a hamper of handmade gifts donated by members of Taree Craft Centre, and this was won by Joy Ruddy of Wingham.  

Taree Craft Centre Committee wishes to thank everyone who supported this fundraiser and they are very happy to hand over the funds to a very worthwhile cause.

The Orange Sky Laundry Van is a free mobile laundry service that washes and dries clothing for homeless people.