Eve wins a brand new Mazda!

The Cathedral Restoration Appeal’s Art Union No. 2 has been drawn and Eve Capper was the lucky winner of a brand new Mazada3, worth more than $28,000.

The draw was part of the celebrations held over the weekend to mark 150th years since the establishment of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst. One of the special guests was the Most Reverend Adolfo Tito Yllana, the Apostolic Nuncio (Pope’s representative) in Australia.  Archbishop Tito was invited to draw the winners at the celebrations.

Eve, who is from the Cathedral Parish of Bathurst, wasn’t present at the draw, but was ecstatic when she was contacted and told the good news. Eve and her family quickly made their way to the draw location to claim her brand new Mazda 3, which was sponsored by Rosconi Brothers Mazda in Bathurst.

Eve has been one of the many volunteers who have helped organise an extensive 18-month long celebration to mark the Diocese's 150th year.

Until now, Eve has been riding a push bike to her job as the Western Advocate community liaison while the family's current 12-year-old car "is on its last legs".

Second prize was a home-makers package valued at $5,900, sponsored by Good Guys Bathurst and this was won by Neil Macguire from Orange.

Third prize went to Jack Herschel, also from Bathurst. This was a $1,000 gift voucher to use at any Coles Group outlet, sponsored by Coles Bathurst.

More than 2,000 tickets were sold in the Art Union No.2. It is hoped this will raise approximately $15,000 for the Restoration Appeal.

Bishop McKenna offered thanks to all involved, and in particular to Mr Phil Burgett, Chair of the Committee, who devoted an extraordinary amount of time and energy to ensure the success of the Art Union.

Bishop McKenna said the funds raised from the Art Union No.2 will greatly assist in the ongoing restoration of the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. John as work continues to ensure its longevity for at least the next 100 years.

The restoration project is anticipated to take five years.

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