Fundraising for shops

Changes to the raffle this year

Thank you all for taking part in our Christmas raffle this year. It was a great effort by everyone with several shops selling more than 300 tickets.

There are planned to be some change to the raffle next year, rather than two raffles we are going to plan just one, at Christmas. This will allow us to better promote it and potentially offer larger prizes all of which should help you sell more tickets.

Instead of the spring raffle we are planning on testing counter boxes with Mind pin badges to give in exchange for cash donations. Initially there will be a box of 50 badges sent to each of you.

We are trying this for a few reasons but mainly it is cheaper to provide this than to run the spring raffle which has run at a loss for the past couple of years and we hope more donations can be taken as there is no time limit to give away all of them. We will split the income made from donations for the pin badges 50/50 with each shop.

If you have any concerns or queries please contact me e.veasey@mind.og.uk

Christmas Raffle Winners

Many thanks to all 87 Mind Shops that took part in selling raffle tickets over Christmas, raising £4,728 in total.

I have just been informed that Darlington Mind Shops have once again scooped the prize for selling the most Christmas raffle tickets, selling 349 tickets. Last year they sold 323 so well done once again to all involved - your £50 voucher prize is on the way! 

Moreton-in-Marsh and Leigh-on-Sea Mind shops were runners up in terms of ticket sales so a huge thanks to you all too and well done for boosting your shop’s income by taking part in the raffle.

Here are the winning ticket numbers in case you are asked by customers – they are also available online at mind.org.uk/raffle. I am writing to all winners next week once their cheques are ready and anyone who gave their phone number on their ticket stub has already been contacted. This means that winners don’t need to do anything – I will contact them in person:   

1st Prize £1,000: 507754

2nd Prize £500: 513213

3rd Prize £250: 513334

Ten runners up at £100 each: 526006 , 003351, 296952, 179772, 264771, 516079, 527888, 501906, 514373, 522058

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