THANK YOU for opening your palms to the world this Easter!

And the Winners are:

1st Prize – John Dorton, VIC

2nd Prize – Mary Tiutiunnik, NSW

3rd Prize – Karen Fogg, NSW

Congratulations John, Mary and Karen, we’ll be in touch!

Your support this Easter is vital in enabling Palms to provide skilled Australians requested by our partner organisations, to help build the capacities of their people and create a just and sustainable future free from poverty.

Not everyone is in a position to take up a Palms placement, so this year we are offering supporters the chance to see first-hand the positive impacts of Palms’ work, and have your own life-changing cross-cultural experience.

As part of the Easter Raffle, we are giving away a place on one of our Palms Encounters  – our exclusive small group tours – to your choice of Timor-Leste, Myanmar, and Kiribati.

First Prize: All-Inclusive Encounter Tour

The major prize is an Encounter tour package valued at $4,700. The winner will join the Encounter tour of their choice to either Timor Leste, Myanmar or Kiribati. The package includes:

  • Return flights from your nearest airport to your choice of Myanmar, Timor Leste, or Kiribati
  • A 12-13 day guided tour of your chosen location, visiting local development projects and gaining local insights into the cultural and social life of some of the country’s remote villages
  • All accommodation, internal transfers and transport and 3 meals daily, during your stay.

This prize is valid on any Encounter tour until the end of 2021, so you can rest assured you will find an Encounter tour to suit your availability.

Second Prize: Bokashi One Composting System Starter Kit

The Bokashi One Composting System is a convenient, simple way to prevent food waste from ending up in landfill, while providing your garden with a nourishing food source and enriching microbes.   The Starter Pack includes 2 Bokashi One Buckets and 2kg of Bokashi One Mix.

Third Prize: Food, Health & Happiness by Oprah Winfrey & 1kg coffee from The Fair Trade Coffee Company

Start the year right with 110 delicious recipes for great meals and a better life from Ophray Winphrey and 1kg of delicious coffee from The Fair Trade Coffee Company. The Fair Trade Coffee Company supports fair wages and safe working conditions for those working at each stage of the coffee production process. This prize includes standard shipping anywhere in Australia.

The Fine Print

Ticket sales close 5 pm, Tuesday 14 April. Winner will be drawn at 10 am, Thursday 16 April. The results will be published on and on Palms Australia’s Facebook and Instagram accounts on Thursday 16 April 2020, and the winner will be contacted by phone and email.

Winners will have until 18 May 2020 to claim the prize. In the event we are unable to contact the person listed on the first drawn ticket, the prize will be redrawn on Wednesday, 20 May 2020.

Standard Encounter booking conditions apply to first prize. Importantly, entrants should note they will be required to complete a police check and working with children check in order to visit schools during their travel. If Palms is forced to cancel an Encounter tour for any reason, the winner will be able to reserve a place on any other Encounter tour.