Charities and groups benefit from annual Christmas sleigh raffle

Young's NSW Fire and Rescue crew handed out more than $7000 to local charities and community organisations on Tuesday night.

Funds raised from the annual firefighters Christmas sleigh raffle was shared between Young Lions Club, CanAssist Young and Boorowa, Community Chest, Men's Shed, Rotary Young and the Young and District Family History Group.

The participating organisations and charities provide volunteers to sell tickets, local businesses donate raffle prizes and the Fire and Rescue team at Young donates the money raised back into the local community.

"All the money we raised goes back to locals. We have Young Lions Club, CanAssist Boorowa and Young, Community Chest, Men's Shed, Rotary Young and the Young Historical Society," Young Fire Brigade captain Ryan Terry said.

"It's been going for as long as I can remember. We raised a little down on previous years due to weather and other things."

More than 8000 tickets last year were sold during the six or seven weeks leading up to Christmas, with stalls set up outside businesses on Boorowa each day from Monday to Saturday.

The raffle was drawn at Anderson Park on December 22.

This year's raffle will begin on November 2.

"It's really good to see the community get behind it," Mr Terry said.