Yvonne gets a little help on her dash

Yvonne Bagnall gets a helping hand to collect her grocery dash. Photo supplied
Yvonne Bagnall gets a helping hand to collect her grocery dash. Photo supplied

Yvonne Bagnall is smiling big after winning the Rotary Club of Gloucester's Grocery Dash.

After a tough year of fundraising for organisations due to COVID, Rotary decided to try to raise money a little differently.

So,they sold tickets for a chance to dash around Lovey's Grocers IGA Gloucester and collect up to $500 worth of grocery's in three minutes.

Rotarians took turns selling tickets outside the grocery store everyday leading up to the draw.

On Tuesday, November 3, Yvonne was named the winner.

According to Rotarian Brian Beesley, she had made a joke to the IGA staff about not buying too much before the draw just in case she won.

"She's a lovely lady," he said. "A deserving winner."

Rotary Club of Gloucester president Paul Hedditch spent some time outside of IGA selling tickets for the dash.

Rotary Club of Gloucester president Paul Hedditch spent some time outside of IGA selling tickets for the dash.

She was supported by a group of Rotarians and members of the community on Tuesday November 10, the day of the dash. She had a list and managed to fill her trolley with $495.46 worth of goods, including her favourite cut of beef.

"She said she loves a fillet steak but can't afford to buy it, so they made up a special pack for her," Brian said.

All the money raised from the sale of tickets is due to be used directly in the Gloucester community. The club will be looking to put a call out for expressions of interest on how the funds can be spent.

"We will be partnering with the local not-for-profit groups to see how far the money can go," Brian said.