Halswell School Queenstown Raffle Winners

Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, New Zealand

In November 2010 I was privileged to be involved with the Halswell Primary School Raffle to help raise funds for their school, which was badly damaged with our September 4th 2010 7.1 earthquake here in Christchurch.  This raffle helped to raise an impressive $35,000 for the school and one of the first prizes was a Trip to Queenstown for a family.  The prize included flights to Queenstown, accommodation, a trip to Milford Sounds and activities in Queenstown itself.  The generosity of this town and the fabulous help and direction from Destination Queenstown made this prize a great win for a family who have suffered real hardship from the earthquake.   I would like to share with you the family’s comments about their holiday.

Mitre Peak, New Zealand

Mitre Peak – Milford Sound

My family and I have recently returned from a wonderful break away in Queenstown, being in possession of the winning tickets from the Halswell Primary School Raffle certainly has its benefits.
The accommodation and service at the Goldridge Resort was excellent, we were made to feel most welcome and we would recommend it to anyone.
Milford Sound also was an incredible eye opener, with a thoroughly enjoyable bus trip, a great driver and a lovely cruise.  Special thanks must go to the skipper and crew of MV Sinbad.
I didn’t realise the organisers of the Raffle had a hand in the weather too, as cloudless skies all week were the norm.
Exploring the amenities and attractions of Queenstown was great, from the Luge/Gondola to Para-flying.
The break away from our shaky city was very much appreciated.  We didn’t know how much we needed a break until we had this opportunity.
Mt Cook Airlines as usual was its normal professional self, the aircraft, flight and crew were first class as they have always been.
Many thanks again to the organisers and sponsors of this event.  We sincerely hope Halswell Primary School did well with its fundraising.

Kindest Regards
Nicholas Kirk and family

We cannot thank all these people and businesses involved in this fundraising school activity enough and wish all these businesses every success now and in the future.  We are very grateful for all your help and you certainly made this trip and holiday prize a very memorable one.


Halswell Primary School gift basket raffle prize

Halswell Primary School Gift Basket Raffle Prize

Gift Box Raffle Prize
Halswell Primary School Gift box raffle prize

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