Endeavour Prize Home winner celebrates with a cold cuppa

Most people would reach for champagne after hearing they’ve won a beautiful four-bedroom Prize Home valued at $724,715.

But for Roma local Mrs M, it was cold tea all round!

“I couldn’t get away from the phone all day, I was too excited. I spent the day telling people about the win and my pots of tea kept going cold,” she laughed.

Mrs M has bought two tickets in every Endeavour Foundation Prize Home draw since 1988.

Buying multiple tickets has won her an additional $30,000 worth of cashable gold bullion. “I never for a minute thought I would win,” she said.

“When Endeavour Foundation called to tell me I’d won I thought that they were calling to try and sell me tickets.”

Mrs M said the Prize Home, located at Buderim on the scenic Sunshine Coast, would make the perfect holiday home for her family.

“My grandchildren will love the pool and the beach nearby. It’ll be great for the school holidays,” she said.

In addition to the four bedrooms and in-ground swimming pool, the Buderim Prize Home features an open-plan kitchen, dining and family area, separate formal lounge area, media room and study.

While it’s a lot bigger than the home she currently lives in, Mrs M said she was happy to stay in Roma.

“I love living out in the country. Now I have the best of both worlds – the country and a beach house,” she said.

Endeavour Foundation provides accommodation, education and employment opportunities to more than 3,350 people with a disability throughout Queensland and Sydney. Endeavour’s Prize Home lottery is one of the organisation’s major fundraising initiatives to help raise money to provide services to people with a disability.

The current Endeavour Prize Home is a grand fully-furnished home located in the boutique waterfront community of Banksia Beach, Bribie Island, and is the ideal Christmas gift.

It boasts four spacious bedrooms, a covered outdoor entertaining area overlooking the sparkling in-ground swimming pool, a study nook, separate formal living area and an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with timber floors and cathedral-high ceilings.

Nestled between a national park, a marina, an award-winning golf club and the clear waters of Pumicestone Passage, this impeccable $826,254 home is the perfect setting for the festive season.

To view the Bribie Island Prize Home or buy a $10 ticket to be in the draw, visit www.endeavourprizehomes.com.au.

Ticket sales close 10am 15 December.

Endeavour Foundation is this week launching its 60th anniversary and the organisation hopes the Roma community will join in upcoming celebrations.

“Next year, we will be celebrating our 60th birthday and we will be asking the entire community to celebrate with us, because without our supporters, we would not be able to offer the life-changing services we do,” Wilma said.

A diverse program of events will be held in communities across Queensland and New South Wales, including Roma, to engage everyone in the celebrations throughout 2011.


Jo Glover, Media and Communications Officer
Phone: (07) 3908 7257, 0429 065 440
Fax: (07) 3253 7271
Email: j.glover@endeavour.com.au