JUST one ticket was all it took for Glenn Cornish to win his very own $17,000 jetski.
Mr Cornish’s mother Lyn Cornish bought the single raffle ticket in his name, from Stockland Shopping Centre, on the remote chance his would be the lucky number drawn.
His name was announced live on air by StarFM presenters Dave and Inkie on Wednesday, after the Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari island hop was held on Tuesday.
Mr Cornish, 42, lives in Mareeba, and said he had never won anything substantial in his life.
“I think the biggest thing I’ve ever won before is a $15 scratchie so this is amazing, I can’t believe it,” Mr Cornish said.
This year’s jetski island hop has been the most successful to date, raising more than $44,000 so far, with another $10,000 donation still to come in.
The Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari powered by StarFM, has been running since 2011 and had raised more than $60,000 up until this year. Money raised in the past is specifically for the tranquillity room at the Cancer Care Ward at Cairns Hospital. Due to the Cairns Hospital redevelopment, planning for the tranquillity room is now underway with a view to starting construction this year.
Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation fundraising co-ordinator Nicole Gibson said fundraising this year would go towards equipment to ease the comfort of cancer patients undergoing treatment.
“We had almost 30 jetskis take part in the iconic event on Australia Day and it was so well received and raised so much money for cancer patients, we believe it will grow and expand next year,” Ms Gibson said. “We had some incredibly motivated participants who worked really hard on their fundraising, plus they had a great time out on the water on the day,” she said.
Brian “Unit” Wilson was the event's inaugural sponsor donating $15,000 to kick-start it in 2011. Sadly, just two events later, Brian lost his battle with cancer. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a determined individual, who helped others before himself.
The Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari Great Barrier Reef Island Hop departed Yorkeys Knob on January 26, stopping off at various islands on the way to Port Douglas for lunch. The Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation hosted a Seadoo personal watercraft art union at various shopping centres in Cairns.
PHOTO: Trinity Powersports general manager Troy Duncan and Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation fundraising co-ordinator Nicole Gibson congratulate Glenn Cornish on his Seadoo personal watercraft win.Back to all news