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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 99 - April 2008

Grand Raffle 2007 / 2008 - Eric Miller


2007. We had been considering raising the price of a draw ticket for several years, but thought, "If it is not broken don't fix it". A very good maxim, but not apparently for raffles! The profit on the raffle went up by over 200%, which is a superb result. Thanks to all who bought tickets and those who added a further donation to the funds with them.

2008. Thanks to those who have already returned tickets to me; the total is already at £400, an excellent result for mid-March. All profits this time will be dedicated to building maintenance, very much a poor relation when it comes to fund allocations; and if you come to Quainton, you will see it is very much needed on some buildings. We could easily spend £50k on works and there would still be plenty left to do. Being very much a modest person (No comment please, Editor (as if)); I am trying to reach a total of over £3k on this year's raffle, which would give a profit of £2.5k. This will go nowhere near covering the cost of repointing the Buffer depot walls of the Museum, which in places is up to 1.5 inches out of rake! I shall be on site selling tickets, so please go to it. More tickets are available from the office if you need them. So let's be looking for a bumper year in all respects.


Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2008 and so does not reflect events in the 6+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Reference:
Grand Raffle 2007 / 2008 - Eric Miller - Quainton News No. 99 - April 2008


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