Rotary Club of Singleton delivers Christmas Cubby House

SERVICE WITH A SMILE: James Myles, with Loretta and Steve Orr, and fellow Rotary Club of Singleton members Geoff Williams, John Henderson and Peter Brennan on Friday.
SERVICE WITH A SMILE: James Myles, with Loretta and Steve Orr, and fellow Rotary Club of Singleton members Geoff Williams, John Henderson and Peter Brennan on Friday.

THERE’S going to be one gigantic smile at the Orrs’ place over the festive season.

And, that will belong to seven-year-old Jack, after his grandparents Steve and Loretta won the Rotary Club of Singleton Christmas Cubby House on Friday.

Within an hour of the raffle being drawn, a trusty band of Santa’s elves – namely Rotarians John Henderson, James Myles, Peter Brennan and builder Geoff Williams – not only delivered the prize, but had it well-placed in the Singleton family’s backyard.

“This will be great for our grandson, he’ll love it,” Mr Orr said.

“We’ve been buying tickets in it [raffle] every year for ages.

“Apparently, Rotary didn’t have our number, so we’ve had a few people contact us saying we’d won.

“They were thrilled for Loretta and myself.

“Jack will be so excited when he sees it.”

The Rotary Club of Singleton has hosted the Christmas Cubby House raffle for more than three decades.

To date, Mr Williams has built 32 of them – and he shows no signs of slowing down.

“Geoff’s a marvel and does a terrific job,” Mr Henderson said.

“He’s also been inducted into the Wambo Hall of Fame for his contribution to the local community.

“Our thanks go to Mitre 10 for donating the building materials.

“This raffle is a major fundraiser for our club.

“We sold more than 1500 tickets in 2016, which brought in about $4000.

“The money we make is given to not-for-profit organisations in the local Singleton area.”