Singleton Men’s Shed produce and donate main prize for PCYC Christmas raffle

In an effort to source a worthy main prize for the PCYC’s Christmas raffle, fundraising extraordinaire Vera Katris approached the Singleton Men’s Shed.

HAPPY TO HELP: The skillful crew from the Men's Shed with an appreciative David Andrews

HAPPY TO HELP: The skillful crew from the Men's Shed with an appreciative David Andrews

They had a few suggestions and told Vera to have a think about it.

In the meantime Hunter Frame and Truss donated some timber to the talented gents at the shed.

So in effect the decision was made –  a solidly constructed outdoor table would be crafted and donated to the PCYC.

Chief designer, Richard Conley, says Vera didn’t really know what she wanted at first so they sent her away with a few ideas to ponder.

But then the donation of timber came in, he explains.

“It all came together nicely.”

“We have made a few of these tables but this is the first time one has been donated for a raffle.”

He says they were “more than happy” to give back to the community, especially the PCYC who do so much for our youth.

PCYC manager, David Andrews, says the proceeds of this raffle “should get them over the line” in regard to the new air-conditioning units.

Vera Katris showing off air-conditioning with NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Jo Cassar.

Vera Katris showing off air-conditioning with NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Jo Cassar.

However there will be no respite for his star fundraiser and staff member, Vera, as he would like to update the aging facade of the facility.

David would like to see the front entry opened up and reconfigured so it can accommodate the growing volume of patrons.

Tickets in the Christmas raffle are now available for $2 each and can be purchased at the PCYC or you might see Vera on one of her regular trips around the CBD.