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

The Winners for 2021 are:

1st Prize – Ben & Lyndall Thurley

2nd Prize – Lalena Graham

3rd Prize – Tom McGrath

Congratulations to Ben & Lyndall, Lalena and Tom!

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.

First Prize: A 12-13 day Palms Encounter Tour of your choice (valued at $5,000)

Select from any of our tours scheduled within two years from the resumption of international travel from Australia to our Encounter destinations. Return Airfares, overseas travel, meals and accommodation included.

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

Second Prize: An original painting by Palms applicant, Martin Toonen (valued at $350)

Martin joined us on our first encounter tour to Myanmar in 2019. He is currently creating an artwork based on a scene from one of our placement countries.

Third Prize: 8 recent release books donated by Berkelouw Books (valued at $200)

This stack of books will provide many enjoyable hours of reading and includes a mixture of fiction and non-fiction titles. The prize includes standard shipping anywhere in Australia.

Raffle closes 5 April 2020 | Proceeds support local development initiatives in Africa, Asia & the Pacific |


Raffle closes at midnight, Monday 5 April or when tickets are sold out. Winner drawn at 4:00 pm, Tuesday 6 April 2021. Winners will be contacted via email and phone and results will be published on and on the Palms Australia Facebook page on Tuesday 6 April 2021. First prize includes return flights from your nearest airport to chosen destination and a 12-13 day Encounter package. Prize is valid for any Encounter within 2 years of international travel from Australia resuming. Standard Encounter booking conditions apply. Not redeemable for cash.

Winners will have until 17 May 2021 to claim their prize. In the event we are unable to contact the person listed on the first drawn ticket, the prize will be redrawn on Tuesday, 18 May 2021.