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Charity raffle for disadvantaged children to go on holiday

historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
edited June 2017 in Charity Sales
I am a primary school teacher and every year we organise a residential trip to take 60 of the children to an activity centre for 4 nights. The school that I work in serves a deprived area and for most of the children this 4 night trip is the only holiday that they have ever been on.

As a school, we believe that a brilliant residential should be seen as a fundamental part of a well-rounded education. We know that its support in helping schools create life changing experiences that have a measurable impact back in school influences the futures of these young people every year.

We are absolutely committed to helping you get the most out of the learning outside the classroom experience.

We know that successful outdoor residential experiences provide challenge, build confidence, promote independence, forge life-long friendships and also increase student engagement and attainment back at school. It also provides an opportunity for these children to get out of the city, see that there is more to the world than the estate where they all live. (I'm always shocked how surprised they are to see what the countryside looks like!)

Due to the high level of deprivation that these families face, we fund as much of the trip as possible. In previous years, school budgets have allowed for us to subsidise places and we have also had access to a number of grants to further reduce the costs. However, funding cuts are making this more and more difficult. It is looking like trips like this will be less and less viable as the school budget becomes more stretched and fewer other avenues exist for us to approach for funding. 

I am aiming to raise £500 to cover the transport costs for this trip.

So, the raffle:

In a similar fashion to a charity raffle that has been organised on Brickiest before, I am offering a prize of #9468 Vampyre Castle. If anyone would like to offer any additional prizes please let me know.

Tickets can be purchased through this Just Giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tom-thorpe 

Tickets are priced at £1 each and will be available from now until midnight BST on Friday 14th July 2017.

How it will work:-

Ticket numbers will be allocated and pm'd to all who pledge money to the page.  It would really help if people send me a PM when they have made a pledge so that I can keep track of the order of number allocations.

If you have any questions relating to this raffle, get in touch and I will happily answer them.

Thanks to everyone for any support that you can give.

catwranglerkhmellymelJennisnowhitieTheFewbendybadgerstluxsid3windrKerre

Comments

  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,340
    UK only or other shipping restrictions? I would offer a polybag or something for additional prize but I am not sure I will be in a position to mail something when the draw occurs.
    bendybadger
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,724
    I have a Friends polybag I'd like to offer as an extra prize. 
    khmellymelJennistluxbendybadger
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Thanks very much. That's really kind of you. 
    catwrangler
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,732
    I'll add a #30141 Jetpack to the raffle. Good luck with the raffle.
    stluxcatwranglerbendybadger
  • bendybadgerbendybadger 127.0.0.1 ::1Member Posts: 1,141
    I will add a #40256 Create the World set to the raffle - best of luck with the raffle
    stluxcatwrangler
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,043
    Best of luck with the raffle; donated and happy to add #5002938 Stormtrooper Sergeant.
    catwranglerbendybadger
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Everyone is being really generous! Thanks so much. So the prize list now stands at:

    1. #9468 Vampyre Castle
    2. Friends polybag donated by @Catwrangler
    3. #30141 Jetpack donated by @snowhitie
    4. #40256 Create the World donated by @bendybadger
    5. #5002938 Stormtrooper Sergeant donated by @stlux
    Again thanks so much. Keep the donations coming in - 70 pounds raised so far :-)

    stluxcatwrangler
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    In response to @Bumblepants question, I am more than happy to extend this beyond the UK. Anyone wishing to enter will receive raffle ticket numbers. I will happily cover the postage charge for my prize.
    stluxbandit778catwrangler
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Less than 4 weeks until the draw.

    Please keep giving generously!
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Just giving are going to close the page in a weeks time - it's only allowed to be on there for one month. Please keep donating. I will sort arrangements for anyone who wants to donate after the page closes. 

    Thanks to to everyone for their support. 
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    £105 raised so far :-) Thanks for every donation.

    A couple of people have donated without leaving their name or PM'ing me on here. If it's you, please get in touch so that I can arrange raffle tickets.
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    A couple more donations received today. Thanks so much. 
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    I have just figured out how to extend the page up until the deadline so the page will remain active until Friday 14th July. 
    bandit778snowhitiestluxsid3windr
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Only a few days left to enter!
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Raffle closes in 2 days. I will be sending raffle ticket numbers out soon. 
    bandit778sid3windr
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 393
    PM'd. Just one day to go! Please donate if you are able to, Bricksetters.

    Every bit helps these kids.
    stluxsid3windr
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Just over 6 hours left to enter. 
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Entries are now closed. I have messaged everyone with their raffle ticket numbers.

    2 people haven't left their forum name and I am waiting to hear back from one person.

    Please get in contact if you were expecting to have some numbers assigned to you and you haven't heard from me.

    I will conduct the draw tomorrow evening.

    Good luck to everyone and a huge thanks for the donations.

    Tom
    TheFewbandit778sid3windrsnowhitieKerrecatwrangler
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,732
    Oooh excited about the results! A raffle is always fun ;)
    bandit778Kerre
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,302
    Is it evening yet???
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Ok raffle results time!
    snowhitie
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    1. #9468 Vampyre Castle
    2. Friends polybag donated by @Catwrangler
    3. #30141 Jetpack donated by @snowhitie
    4. #40256 Create the World donated by @bendybadger
    5. #5002938 Stormtrooper Sergeant donated by @stlux
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,732
    Drumroll...
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,356
    **eyes crossed**

  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    First prize #9468 goes to ... 
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,732
    edited July 2017
    Fingers crossed and all ;)
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Second prize polybag from @catwrangler
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,732
    Congratulations @TheFew , seems like eyes crossed works very well!
    TheFewstlux
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Third prize #30141 from @snowhitie
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Jon Roke - no username left.
    snowhitieTheFewsid3windrKerre
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,356
    Wow I am in shock!
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    4th prize #40256 donated by @bendybadger
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    5th prize #5002938 donated by @stlux
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    Congratulations to all of the winners.

    Thank once again to everyone who donated.

    Hopefully prize donators and prize winners will be able to coordinate sending and receiving goods.

    BTW @TheFew let me know your address details and I will get your prize sorted at the weekend for you.
    snowhitiekhmellymel
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,876
    Yay me!
    @stlux, you have got to love the irony of this one haven't you. ;)
    stlux
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,356
    PM in bound. Very many thanks!
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,876
    Congrats @TheFew.
    TheFewstlux
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,356
    bandit778 said:
    Congrats @TheFew.
    Thanks mate. It is a set that I don't have and have wanted for a while :-) So feel proper stoked. 
    bandit778stlux
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,732
    Ooh I won too, well cool! That's the first time in a raffle like this :)

    Jon Roke, PM me and I'll get your prize to you.

    @historyman hope you get some extra cash from other sources for this worthy cause!
    bandit778sid3windrstluxHugeYellowBrick
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,043
    @bandit778 As I already got you that poly earlier this year, might be worth checking if I can find something else to send you ;) I'll PM you.
    bandit778snowhitie
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 341
    @snowhitie I hope that you can get the contact details from Jon Roke - unfortunately no details were left with the donation.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,732
    It'sokay,the name rang a bell and I know who he is, won't post it here so his name isn't officially connected to his username.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,302
    Woohoo!
    catwrangler
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 393
    Congrats to @TheFew and all other winners!

    @historyman hopefully you get some extra donations. It's a very worthy cause indeed, may the trip go ahead and the group have a great time.
    TheFewbandit778stluxsid3windrFowlerBricks
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