Cheer up! Basket raffle and 50/50 help drive increase in annual Christmas Cheer donation

December 15, 2017

Representatives from Brandon-Westman Christmas Cheer accept a presentation of $3,656 from Brandon University, proceeds from Holiday Luncheon fundraising. From left are: Dean of Music Greg Gatien, Bob Walberg and Cyril Fox from Christmas Cheer, and (dressed as Santa) Bob Lee, Director of Field Experience in the Faculty of Education.

Brandon University staff and faculty helped raise more than $3,600 for the Brandon-Westman Christmas Cheer at this year’s Holiday Luncheon.

The money comes from a 50/50 draw as well as a basket raffle for which university departments put together enticing gift baskets that are on display leading up to the luncheon. Non-perishable food was also collected for the BUSU Food Bank.

This year’s theme was “A Season of Giving” and the total amount raised was $3,656, an increase of several hundred dollars over last year.

This year’s Holiday Luncheon was organized by staff in the Faculty of Education and the School of Music.