Marine Rescue NSW is marking the official start of the summer boating season this long weekend with the launch of its biggest fundraising campaign yet, the Great Outdoor Getaway Art Union.
Supporters of MRNSW can enter the draw for a prize package worth $281,500, featuring off-road caravans, 4WD vehicles, boats, two cars, a quad bike and cash.
MRNSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos said the Art Union was its major annual fundraiser for the organisation’s 45 volunteer units along the coastline from Point Danger to Eden and inland on the Alpine Lakes and Murray River at Moama. “Our members will be out and about in their local communities from this weekend right throughout the summer, selling tickets in the Art Union and getting to know people,” he said.
“Every cent that a unit raises from its ticket sales stays with that unit so people know they are supporting a great local cause.
“Tickets are also available online at www.mrnsw.com.au Buyers simply need to enter the relevant promotion code listed on the website to make sure the funds from their ticket purchase go straight to their local unit.
“The revenue from the Art Union is essential to help our units maintain their boating safety net for local recreational boaters, supporting their operations, training and day-to-day expenses.”
Commissioner Tannos said MRNSW was fortunate to receive welcome financial support from the NSW Government and boating community through a levy on recreational boat licences and registrations but still relied on its volunteers’ dedicated fundraising efforts to help fund its vital safety services.
The Art Union will be drawn on April 26, 2106. Tickets are only $2 each or three for $5.
Winners of first prize get to choose:
1st: The lucky winner gets to choose between a Haines Seachange 595 Off Road Caravan plus a VW Amarok CORE 4WD, worth a total $140,397, OR a Haines Seachange 640 Off Road Caravan, valued at $120,000, plus $20,397 in cold hard cash.