A SINGLE dad who is an apprentice mechanic will today be driving away in a new Audi A1 that he won for the cost of two $2 raffle tickets.
Kurtis Tahu, 25, was the lucky winner of the prestige vehicle that was raffled to help drive fundraising in the inaugural Audi Arrow Experience.
Hosted by the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation, the Audi Arrow Experience on June 17 was a fundraising walk of all four arrow trails of Mt Whitfield.
Foundation fundraising and event co-ordinator Gaby Thomasz said it was nice to see the car go to a young person who was starting out in life.
“The event overall raised more than $61,000 which will go towards buying some specialised xray equipment for Cairns Hospital’s emergency department,” Ms Thomasz said.
Kurtis received the phone call at 9am on the Sunday of the event from Ms Thomasz and Audi Cairns owner Alan Ren.
But later he said the phone call was so unexpected, he double checked with Audi.
“I bought two raffle tickets when the car was at one of the shopping centres but I’ve never won anything before, so I certainly didn’t expect to win it,” Mr Tahu said.
“It’s a really good cause – I’ve had family members use the Emergency Department and I’ve got a five-year-old daughter so you never know when you might need them,” he said.
Mr Ren said he was delighted Mr Tahu won the prize and thrilled with the success of the event.
“For a first-time event, I think the Foundation did a great job in pulling it all together and everyone on the day had an amazing time. I look forward to continuing our involvement into the future,” Mr Ren said.
Photo: Alan Ren, Kurtis Tahu and Foundation fundraising and event co-ordinator Gaby Thomasz.Back to all news