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Ideas for prizes for a raffle?

TheMafia Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
I'm doing a 24 hour pool marathon for Cancer Research UK and am going to be doing a raffle halfway through to break things up a bit.

Has anyone got any ideas of freebies, prizes, ideas for the raffle? Must be very low-price as am on a tight budget - would ideally like to get at least 10 items.

Am also trying to get some local companies to donate prizes - I'm based in Bristol.

If anyone has any knowledge/experience that they could pass on then please do!!
TheMafia Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Go to the Poundshop...Mugs, keyrings, pens etc
#2
choccies
body wash set?
scented candles?
try your local businesses and see if they will donate
#3
gr8h8me
Go to the Poundshop...Mugs, keyrings, pens etc


Funnily enough I was thinking of the pound shop!! Might get a few things from there.....
#4
shosie
choccies
body wash set?
scented candles?
try your local businesses and see if they will donate


Thanks for your input - the majority of the crowd will be males (25 out of 30ish) so not sure if they would approve of scented candles and body wash sets!! All worth knowing though :thumbsup:
#5
ask shops and buisnesses for donations you never know you might strike lucky
or ask friends and neighbours for donations of presents that they will never use
good luck
#6
Contact all your local stores ie Boots, Tesco's etc and tell them what your doing quoting charity, venue etc.
They may give you some freebies to raffle.
#7
TheMafia
Thanks for your input - the majority of the crowd will be males (25 out of 30ish) so not sure if they would approve of scented candles and body wash sets!! All worth knowing though :thumbsup:


Beer?
#8
Ditto
Contact all your local stores ie Boots, Tesco's etc and tell them what your doing quoting charity, venue etc.
They may give you some freebies to raffle.


yeah even try one man local shops and taxi firms
i used to give away free taxi journeys for raffles and fund raising events.
good luck
#9
edible panties
#10
Thanks for all of your suggestions (sensible or otherwise!), keep them coming - should be able to get a wide range of stuff from these ideas :)
#11
If you're doing this in a pub or club then get the barman to donate 4 pints or so to the raffle as a prize - beer always goes down well:thumbsup:
#12
cis_groupie
If you're doing this in a pub or club then get the barman to donate 4 pints or so to the raffle as a prize - beer always goes down well:thumbsup:


Yes it will be taking place in a pool club - good idea! :thumbsup:
#13
maybe they would donate the money for one of the other pool tables. as your be filling the club with punters all buying beer etc it would be the least he could do..
#14
Hi

I had the arduous task of getting raffle prizes for a Cancer Research Relay for Life in Bristol and managed to get raffle prizes from:

The Relaxation Centre - spa day thingy
Axa Sunlife - Filton (sports bags and cd cases, had Axa on but were really good quality)
Swindon Greyhounds entry tickets and food vouchers
Mazati restaurant gave me 2 sets of meal vouchers for 3 course set meal for 4 people

when I remember the others will post

you'll need to get a letter from Cancer Research confirming you're raising money for them and let the raffle prize donaters have a copy plus provide them with details of the event and the amount you raised in a thank you letter

Good luck x
#15
choc1969
Hi

I had the arduous task of getting raffle prizes for a Cancer Research Relay for Life in Bristol and managed to get raffle prizes from:

The Relaxation Centre - spa day thingy
Axa Sunlife - Filton (sports bags and cd cases, had Axa on but were really good quality)
Swindon Greyhounds entry tickets and food vouchers
Mazati restaurant gave me 2 sets of meal vouchers for 3 course set meal for 4 people

when I remember the others will post

you'll need to get a letter from Cancer Research confirming you're raising money for them and let the raffle prize donaters have a copy plus provide them with details of the event and the amount you raised in a thank you letter

Good luck x


That's really good to hear, thank you very much for those suggestions. If you could perhaps provide me with some contact details/people for these places (and any others) if you can remember them then that would be awesome! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
#16
TheMafia;5273619
That's really good to hear, thank you very much for those suggestions. If you could perhaps provide me with some contact details/people for these places (and any others) if you can remember them then that would be awesome! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:


Can't find the contact names as it was over a year ago lol and the memory aint what it was, but I rang and spoke to these people in the first instance :

Manager - Mazati, Bristol Wine (Victoria St), Fitness First (Kingswood), Carrefour Health place on Union St, Cross Hands

There are depts in the big companies but can't for the life of me remember what they are called and also received stuff from Bristol Zoo,
banned#17
it is also worth asking your local cinema or theatre if they will donate

try macdonalds and places like that as well, they have oftern come up good for us when organising raffels etc

good luck x
#18
Lisa-Marie A
it is also worth asking your local cinema or theatre if they will donate

try macdonalds and places like that as well, they have oftern come up good for us when organising raffels etc

good luck x


Thank you very much, The owner of the pool club is also the manager of the local Odeon cinema so should be able to blag some freebies there! :thumbsup:
#19
1p M&S Bazarr,think it's on 1 last time tomorrow,but you need go early. The stuff I heard being sold would be perfect for tombola like prizes. Failing that,as mentioned,Poundland.
#20
Any places online that I could try?
#21
How as this thread come up to the top :?
banned#22
I think someone posted on it then deleted their post once they realised it was over a year old
#23
darren9030
How as this thread come up to the top :?


You can make any thread come to the top and have no reply. :thumbsup:
#24
Yeah i guess you are both right. Hope the o p did well in his pool marathon anyway :)
#25
Funny you should say that..........

http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/content/twm/news/story.aspx?brand=westonmercury&category=news&tBrand=westonmercury&tCategory=znews&itemid=WeED28%20Jul%202009%2011%3A01%3A28%3A707

We managed to raise £3,100 against our original target of £2,000!

I am in the process of organising another pool marathon on the 21-22 August at the same venue, this time raising money for Weston Hospicecare - a local hospice charity. Just a brief passage about the event:

I am organising a charity fundraising event in order to raise money for Weston Hospicecare. The event will comprise of a sponsored “24 Hour Pool Marathon” to take place at Hustlers Pool Club, Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare between 10am Saturday 21st – 10am Sunday 22nd August 2010. Hustlers Pool Club has also been officially announced as the sponsor of the event.

I organised a similar event last year which helped raise a total of £3,100 for Cancer Research UK. A total of 25 participants engaged in the 24 hour stretch and we managed to raise £1,000 on the day alone ranging from merchandise sales, donations, competitions, a raffle and auction.

Our target this year is an ambitious £4,000 which is double our 2009 target of £2,000. I am looking at investing this money into specific pieces of equipment for Weston Hospicecare such as laptops for community nurses, materials for complementary therapies, special bariatric armchairs and patient packages to provide general healthcare.

During the event we will be undertaking in various events such as pool, snooker, poker, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii. There will be official merchandise on sale all day along with an auction on the Saturday afternoon and a raffle on the Sunday morning. Raffle tickets and auction bids can be made through either myself or on our Facebook page (search “2010 24 Hour Pool Marathon”) from today up until the day of the event.

As with last year I have generated interest from the Weston Mercury and Star Radio who will have representatives at the event throughout the course of the day taking pictures, joining in with the competitions, etc. I also hope to get the Chief Executive of Weston Hospicecare to participate in a frame of pool against the chairman of the Weston Pool League!

I am looking for donations for the raffle and auction aspects of the event. Anything, no matter how small, would be gratefully received in order to help us reach the £4,000 target.


I have an auction programme which can be viewed by request should you wish to make bids on items. Lots include - a hand signed (in person) Jimmy White cue and photo in a presentation frame, a signed Bath Rugby shirt with signed team poster, VIP trip for 4 people on the "Weston Wheel", 2 tickets to the SS Great Britain, Go Karting vouchers, Miss Millies vouchers, plus lots, lots more....

Thanks for reading :)
#26
Any further ideas out there?
#27
Maybe some books, which will also come in handy after the raffle for if people get a little bored lol.

Edit: I was thinking this was a swimming pool marathon! I just read from your letter that it's snooker/pool not swimming/pool, ooopsie.

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