Buy a Variety WA home lottery ticket, help sick children, urges Heathridge mum

Samson Bartlett (9) with his modified trike.
Samson Bartlett (9) with his modified trike.

HEATHRIDGE mum Kim Bartlett is encouraging local residents to buy a ticket in Variety WA’s annual Home Lottery.

About three years ago, Mrs Bartlett’s son Samson received an iPad from Variety and this year the nine-year-old was given a $1377 grant to help buy a modified trike.

Mrs Bartlett said the grant was “a really big help”.

Samson has significantly reduced strength in his upper and lower body which affects his stability, meaning he cannot ride a normal bike.

The trike not only allows Samson to do something he loves, it also helps to improve his fitness and coordination skills.

Mrs Bartlett said buying a ticket in Variety WA’s Home Lottery would “help a lot of kids with special needs”.

There are only 35,000 tickets available, with a one in 10 chance of winning.

The major prize is a choice between $1 million to spend with Plunkett Homes, with the winner able to build in the style and location of their choice, or $800,000 cash.

Other prizes include cars, overseas holidays, jewellery, electrical goods and Perth Scorchers memberships.

The fundraiser, now in its third year, is the charity’s largest contributor to helping kids that are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

This can include iPads and specialist apps to help children living with autism, vehicle modifications for children with physical disabilities, modified bicycles, wheelchairs and camps.

Tickets are $100 from www.varietylottery.com.au or by calling 1300 30 38 30 before August 30.