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Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Premium prizes up for grabs for Marine Rescue NSW supporters

Marine Rescue NSW has today launched its biggest fundraiser of the year, with $229,600 in prizes, including a 4WD, fishing boat, jet skis, luxury travel and VIP sports tickets.

All proceeds from the Marine Rescue NSW Art Union go to the emergency service’s 45 volunteer units, which cover the entire NSW coastline from the Queensland border to Eden and inland on the Alpine Lakes and the Murray River, at Moama.

MRNSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos said it was an excellent local cause.

“The money raised is essential to supporting our units’ life-saving operations, training and day-to-day expenses,” he said.

“Every cent that a unit raises from its ticket sales stays with that unit so ticket buyers know they are supporting their local volunteers and their work to protect boaters on their local waterways.

“The prizes are fantastic and the tickets are great value at three for just $5.”

The Marine Rescue NSW Art Union appeals to anyone with a sense of adventure:

1st: The lucky winner gets not only a Toyota Prado GXL 2.8L T Diesel Auto four wheel drive but also a Haines Signature 530SF(S) Boat to tow behind it. The vessel has a Suzuki 90HP motor VHF marine radio and safety kit. The boat and vehicle are valued at $118,251.

2nd: A $25,000 Flight Centre gift card and $5,000 in spending money. The winner gets to choose whether to take one big dream holiday or several small trips.

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th: Four winners each win four exclusive tickets to a private suite at Allianz Stadium for the Wallabies v Scotland rugby union match on June 17, 2017. Including $1,000 towards travel/accommodation, each prize is valued at $4,955.

Bonus draw: As well as being in the running for these prizes, every ticket purchased is entered into an extra regional draw for six jet skis and trailers, each valued at $10,261.

MRNSW members will be selling tickets in their local communities throughout the boating season, ahead of the prize draw on May 30.

Supporters of the state’s official volunteer marine search and rescue service can also buy tickets online at https://artunion.mrnsw.com.au/

Online buyers get to nominate which local unit will receive the funds from their ticket purchase.

MRNSW receives generous financial support from the NSW Government and boating community through a levy on recreational boat licences and registrations but still relies on its volunteers’ dedicated fundraising efforts to help fund its vital safety services.

The Art Union is organised and run by MRNSW, ensuring all proceeds stay with the organisation. It will be drawn at Marine Rescue NSW Headquarters, at Cronulla, Sydney, at noon on May 30, 2017.




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