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Organising raffle prizes on a budget

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Zazzabeans Thu 13-Aug-15 21:38:25

I support 4 ladies with a range of disabilities and they will be hosting a Macmillan coffee morning in September and are hoping to hold a raffle. These ladies are all on benefits and are on strict budgets. So my donation will be to get them a few items they could raffle but need to be cheap blush
They are wanting to do a big raffle with big prizes and then a smaller tombola.
Any ideas welcomed smile

teabagsmummy Fri 14-Aug-15 08:16:18

When I used to be on the PTA I used to write to local company's and ask for a donation the local soft play and odean cinema were very generous. Also the local pub gave away a free meal

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Fri 14-Aug-15 10:29:40

We put together gift baskets, so like all the little things that people have at home that they don't use, fancy shower gels from gift sets, or those showerpuffs that you get in every gift set (unused obviously!) or wine that you don't like, basically anything that isn't big enough to go on its own into a raffle, but if you use cellophane and a bit of ribbon and gather them all together then can look impressive. we use wicker baskets if we have them, ot giftwrapped shoeboxes, or just gather it together nicely. Can get cellophane from amazon fairly cheaply.

We usually theme ours, so like a pamper night in basket with smellyu stuff, wine and a face mask, or a foodies one with biscuits, fancy tea bags etc.

Zazzabeans Fri 14-Aug-15 16:17:53

I have emailed odeon and they are happy to send out tickets but I need to get an acknowledgment of fundraising letter first.

great idea lovely its getting other staff to donate, as some just simply cba sad
I have a few things and have already donated a fair bit also.
will ask again at work hmm

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