Murray Bridge City Lions raffle winner donates $300 shopping spree to Salvation Army

Got her money's worth: Josh Maczkowiack, Mary Harris, Ann Kinloch, Elaine Presland and Linda Dorward check out the groceries Dianne Spackman grabbed. Photo: Peri Strathearn.
Got her money's worth: Josh Maczkowiack, Mary Harris, Ann Kinloch, Elaine Presland and Linda Dorward check out the groceries Dianne Spackman grabbed. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

One good turn deserves another, the winner of a "grocery grab" competition has proven.

When the Murray Bridge City Lions Club began selling raffle tickets in September, they intended to raise funds for the Lions Cord Blood Foundation – which preserves stem cells used to treat disease – and for local community projects.

But the raffle's winner, Jenny Foster, said she did not need the prize, a shopping spree worth $300, so she donated it to the Salvation Army.

The Salvos' Dianne Spackman ran through IGA Fresh Westside instead, and the $470 worth of goods she collected went to the organisation's soup kitchen, community support service and Christmas hamper program.

The IGA made up the cost difference.

Both the Salvation Army and Lions were thankful for the donations.

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