Outdoor charity seeking 50/50 chance to remain operational

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THE MORAY OUTDOOR Adventure and education charity Outfit Moray has launched a new bid that it hopes will help steer them clear from short-term financial concerns.

The Lossiemouth-based region-wide charity revealed in November that it was facing possible closure unless it managed to gather sufficient funding to see it through the quieter winter months.

Now they have revealed the launch of a ‘Lucky Number Draw’ to be held monthly. The 50/50 draw is a common fundraising initiative with those taking part purchasing tickets. Numbers are then drawn each month with 25% of the prize fund going to the owner of the first number, 15% to the second and 10% to the third.

Outfit Moray would then benefit from the remaining 50% – and they are hoping that the draw might grow sufficiently to enable them to both have attractive prizes while increasing their monthly income for reinvestment into their activities.

Fundraising in the lead up to Christmas help the charity survive through the holiday – now they are hoping to take another step towards long-term survival. CEO Tony Brown said: “We are doing all we can to keep the charity going, whilst continuing to deliver for the young people of Moray.

“We have an Ignite Programme starting next week with Elgin High School, we are continuing our Adventure Links Programme for Young Carers and are already planning our Easter Holiday Programme, which will be open to all young people.”

Tickets for the draw will cost £2.50 and almost anyone is able to take part and offer their support.

Fundraiser Karen Cox said: “Raising funds in today’s economic climate isn’t easy, so it’s always great to be able to do something where you are able to give something back and, with any luck, our Lucky Number draw will soon grow – and we will be handing out enticingly large monthly prizes!”

To take part in the Outfit Moray Lucky Number Draw, visit their website www.outfitmoray.com/lucky-number-draw where you will find all the details needed to set up a standing order.

Outfit Moray is committed to introducing young people to the health and wellbeing benefits of outdoor learning and adventure activities, using the local breath-taking environment as their classroom and playground.

With outdoor adventure activities such as rock climbing, surfing, kayaking, abseiling, mountain biking and much more, there are opportunities for all young people.