It was a shocked three sisters who watched a playhouse being delivered to their backyard in Dovedale.
The Richmond Lions Club had rung their parents, Carolyn and Toby Skorrar, with the news that Alice Skorrar had the winning ticket from the Lions raffle, but they kept it a surprise.
Raffle organiser Barbara Kelly said there was much excitement and squeals of delight as they pulled into the property on Win Valley Road.
“I just love it and can’t wait to move in,” says Alice Skorrar.
Charlie Rhodes, along with a few helpers from the Richmond Lions Club, built a playhouse to be part of a fundraising raffle. The raffle was to replace the usual means of fundraising that had been squashed because of Covid-19 lockdown.
The raffle was a huge success with tickets being bought as far north as Kerikeri and as far south as Stewart Island.
Second prize of a load of firewood went to Lawrence McDonald and the third prize of $100 went to Fiona Davies and her family in Stoke.
“I feel very happy and grateful to have won the playhouse, it’s so wonderful that my name was picked,” says Alice.
The club raised a total of $5200 and the proceeds were distributed to Camp Quality, Fifeshire Foundation and Nelson Hospice.