Bilinga penthouse for Christmas?
BILINGA BoysTown prize home lottery officially closes today with just days before one lucky person can call it home.
Today is the last chance residents can buy tickets or view the two-storey penthouse apartment, which overlooks Kirra Beach and is valued at almost $2 million.
The art union’s general manager of fundraising, Keith Coventry said the BoysTown prize home had attracted a crowd of almost 35,000 people through its doors.
“By entering a BoysTown lottery draw, not only do you get the chance to win a beautiful home, but you also help disadvantaged people in need,” Mr Coventry said.
“This is because proceeds from the home go towards funding vital BoysTown charitable services such as Kids Helpline.
During the Christmas holiday period last year, Boystown’s Kids Helpline received more than 67,000 calls for help from young people across Australia.
BoysTown general manager of counselling services, Wendy Protheroe said Christmas was not always a happy time for everyone.
“If a child or young person has experienced a traumatic experience, such as a family separation, divorce or neglect, Christmas often doesn’t measure up, which can lead to feelings of sadness, frustration and sometimes anger,” she said
BoysTown’s Kids Helpline is Australia’s only telephone and online counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.
Mr Coventry said the service was largely funded through the BoysTown Lotteries.
“Purchasing a BoysTown Lottery ticket is a powerful way to help young Australians in crisis,” Mr Coventry said.
Tickets are $15 each and are available online www.boystown.com.au and the draw will take place on Wednesday.