Looking for some wholesome local family fun and the chance to win a car?! Kill two birds with one stone here…

On Saturday, August 31, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School will hold its biennial FunFest, a community fete held at the school’s Sunshine Avenue Campus in Tweed Heads South. The event will feature a fun-filled family day of live music, food stalls, rides, tiny tots play area, face painting, giant auction, beer tent and the drawing of the major raffle prize – a brand-new Volkswagen Polo car. The major fundraiser for Lindisfarne, FunFest is a great day out for the whole community drawing thousands of people and has something for everyone says event organiser and member of the Lindisfarne Parents and Friends Association, Madonna Kucharski.

“The Lindisfarne community rallies to offer an amazing day of fun with students in different year groups organising activities like the cent auction, face painting, games and raffles, which provide activities for people of all ages,” Madonna explains. The event has been running since 2011 and started as a small fete to bring the school community closer. Now, the Lindisfarne FunFest has grown exponentially and attracts families from right across the region.

“It just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Students travel to Lindisfarne from Robina in the north, from Byron Bay in the south and everywhere in between, so, we really do have a community event that is open to everyone in the community. It goes well beyond our Lindisfarne students.”

A major raffle is run in conjunction with the event and the prize this year is a Volkswagen Polo, thanks to the support of Tweed Volkswagen and Frizelle Sunshine Automotive.

“The raffle is drawn on the day, and with only 1000 tickets available, there is a great chance to pick up a brand-new car. This is the second time we have run a raffle of this size and it certainly creates a real buzz on the day when someone is guaranteed to walk away with a new car,” Madonna says.

But you don’t have to be there to win.

Tickets for the raffle can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/516655 or from Reception at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School.

FunFest starts at 10 am and finishes at 6 pm, with the major raffle drawn at 4 pm, followed by a live band. All-day ride passes cost $40 and are available online or at the gate. Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School can be found on Sunshine Avenue, Tweed Heads South.


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