The Bundanoon Highlands Gathering Inc (BHGCI) committee is looking outside the box to raise funds for community projects in 2021.
And the committee members are delighted to announce that a new initiative, the grand raffle for their 2021 Brigadoon Gathering is now live.
The raffle is packed with great prizes totaling more than $15,000 up for grabs.
A spokesperson said that first there was the bushfires, then the floods and rain, now COVID-19 which led to the cancellation of our 2020 Gathering.
"Because of this drastic chain of events we were unable to make any financial donations to our volunteer groups, specifically our donation of 10per cent of gate takings to the Rural Fire Service for their outstanding work," the spokesperson said.
"Even in the unlikely occasion that Covid-19 is still around and restrictions are in place the raffle will still go ahead."
The raffle draw is scheduled to take place during the next Brigadoon planned for April 17, 2021.
The spokesperson said that to date there had been some extremely generous people out there to which the committee was "deeply indebted."
"Many donations have been sourced locally, however, the prize list extends throughout Australia, and even from the UK," they said.
"It is hoped that people will get behind this initiative and support Brigadoon by buying a ticket ...or two... now that they are available."
Among the prizes up for grabs include:
- The Pill Factory: A midweek stay at The Pill Factory, 12 Anzac Parade, Bundanoon, valued at $3700.
- Southern Highlands Pub Group - Bundanoon Hotel: A weekend stay at the newly renovated three-bedroom cottage plus a restaurant voucher donated by Southern Highlands Pub Group - Bundanoon Hotel, Erith Street, Bundanoon, valued at $1700.
- Moss Vale Golf Club: A six day membership to Moss Vale Golf Club, a night at Dormie House for two with breakfast and a golf game with cart valued at $1450.
- Eden Brewery: A private brewery tour and five cases of beer from Eden Brewery 1/19 Cavendish Street, Mittagong, valued at $850.
- Gryphon Jewellery: A ring, pedant and brooch from Gryphon Jewellery 2 Mount Rd, Bowral, valued at $700
- St Kilda Retail: Made to measure Kilt in Brigadoon Tartan from St Kilda Retail at 166 Glebe Road, Booval, QLD valued at $660.
- House of Tartan: a kilt length of the Australian National Tartan, double width (13 oz fabric) from House of Tartan 220 Gooda Creek Rd, Murrumbateman valued at $580
- Peppers Manor House and Mt Broughton Golf Club Kater Road, Sutton Forest: Two nights' midweek accommodation in a Highland King room for two at Peppers Manor House including 18 holes of golf and an electric cart for two at Mt Broughton Golf Club. Value $548.
- Koonara Wines 44 Church St, Penola, SA supplied by The Wine and Spirit Agency, Sydney: 1 Dozen Koonara White Wine, 1 Dozen Koonara Red Wine valued at $540
- The Robertson Hotel, 1 Fountaindale Rd, Robertson: One night accommodation in a king deluxe room for two people with dinner and breakfast included. Value $500.
- Highland Titles York House, St Anne, GY9 3TA, Channel Islands: two joint 100 square foot plots. Value $500
- Bundanoon Guest House 101-105 Railway Avenue, Bundanoon: Two night weekend accommodation for two People in a king spa ensuite room, including breakfast valued at $440
- Sullivans Cove 1/10 Lamb Place, Cambridge, Tasmania: one Sullivans Cove XO Double Cask Brandy, one voucher for a free tour and tasting at the distillery for two people. Value $390
- Celtic Thunder, Coffs Harbour: a voucher for a selection of goods valued at $300
- Milton Park Country House Hotel 200 Horderns Rd, Bowral: Degustation Dinner for two in Horderns Restaurant valued at $290
- Bowral Golf Club Cnr Kangaloon Road and David St Bowral. A voucher for a round of golf for four players valued at $280
- Bundanoon Motel 2 Anzac Parade, Bundanoon: A midweek stay for two nights, a bottle of wine and a continental breakfast on both days. Value $275
- The Whisky Company Seaford, Victoria: a bottle of single malt whisky valued at $259.
- Monarch 82/20 Dean St, Claremont WA: A voucher from their online store. Gift cards are electronic so the raffle winner will have it emailed directly to them. Value $200
- Joadja Distillery 1760 Joadja Road, Joadja: A 500ml bottle of Single Malt Whisky Release No 10. Gold medal winner at the Tasting Australia Awards (Adelaide) 2020. Value $189
- Taronga Zoo Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman: A family pass for two adults and two children valued at $152.
- The Loch 581 Greenhills Road, Berrima: A selection of three signed cook books. Value $70
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased online. For all the conditions and links for payment go to www.brigadoon.org.au