Christmas tree sale raises almost $8,000

Rotarians cutting and selling trees

After selling out of their entire Christmas tree supply within a few hours, members at Rotary Club of Woy Woy raised $7,874.86 at their annual Christmas tree sale.

On December 5 and 12 at the Woy Woy commuter car park, members saw their entire supply sell out by 10am on the first weekend and even faster on the following one.

Club president Joan Redmond said they had sold a total of 229 trees and 41 tree stands over both weekends.

“Once expenses have been deducted, we raised $7,874.86,” Redmond said.

“Of this we will donate $3,937.43 to Grandparents raising Grandchildren, and the other half is for our own club charitable donations.”

Redmond said 50 trees had been sold than in the previous year, but fewer trees arrived in the second weekend’s delivery, and there are now five Rotary clubs sharing the fundraiser.

“It was still a fantastic job and a huge thank you to Past President Don for coordinating the project with his team.”

Rotarian Susan Tee said the demand on the day was incredible and thanked the community for its support.

“We thank all those who came and helped, who intended to help but weren’t needed and most of all our customers who were all right into the spirit of Christmas; it was lovely to see,” Tee said.

“We thank each and every one who purchased a tree or who had intended to until we sold out.”

Newsletter, Jan 12
Rotary Club of Woy Woy