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Four Weeks And Counting

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Wow, what a fantastic week! It began last Thursday with my fundraising evening at Design Orchard in Brigg. The lovely ladies there had very kindly agreed to open the shop late on my behalf, allowing my guests access to not only their shop, but free coffee and cake. I would then get 10% of whatever profits they made from the sale of shop goods on the night.

After heavily flyering for the event, and posting numerous ads in the local papers (as well as forcing flyers onto anyone who bought a raffle ticket) I was expecting a decent turn-out. However, the weather turned foul during the afternoon, and when I arrived Brigg was dead. I wasn’t too discouraged, eagerly setting up my beautiful display of hand-made decorations (if I do say so myself) and all the raffle prizes I’d managed to acquire free of charge.

In the end though, only one family from the village, and my mum and her friend, turned up. For this reason I decided to postpone drawing my raffle until I’d gathered a few more people to buy tickets, and where there would be a good crowd to attend.
I therefore went to several of the local pubs asking about quiz nights, and found success with The White Hart in Brigg. Arriving with my trusty collection bucket (pictured in an earlier post) and all my raffle tickets – pre-folded by my nan – I sat in wait for all the people who’d agreed to come.

No one turned up.

After about half an hour of panicked calling to my various friends, I just decided to get on with it. Once I actually got up and started selling raffle tickets, with Andy the landlord’s helpful announcement on my behalf, I did a roaring trade and had some very interesting (if that’s the word) conversations with some men in knitted reindeer jumpers, and a man who practically lived in the pub who bought £20 worth of tickets! After the raffle was drawn, and the winners spent anxious moments deciding between which wine bottle to grab, I spent an entertaining half hour chatting to two older gentlemen about travelling and the state of the world in general, and received some invaluable advice on testing wine quality. A life-long skill I’m sure.

I managed to make a further £75 throughout the evening, bringing my total for the raffle to £173! It was such a fantastic evening, and I want to thank both Design Orchard and The White Hart again for all their support and generosity. Here’s to next week’s fundraising event, at another pub quiz!

Could it be you…?

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Raffle December 6th

Over £180 worth of prizes! More than a 1 in 5 chance of winning!

 

With less than 3 weeks until the big raffle is drawn, here’s an update on what you can win:

Top prizes

  • £25 voucher toward any treatment at Earth Energies, Brigg
  • £20 voucher for Bengal Spice, Brigg
  • Anew Genics Treatment Concentrate worth £30
  • Chocolate Tasting Club Classic Selection Box worth £19.99

Secondary prizes

  • Anew Clinical Eye Lift Cream (RRP £19.50)
  • Chocolate Tasting Club Munch & Nibble Box worth £9.99
  • Bottle of Reserva Valdepenas Gran Familia Red Wine (RRP £9.99)
  • ‘Far Away  Exotic’ eau de parfum (RRP £13)
  • ‘Perfect Strength’ eau de toilette (RRP £13)

Small prizes

  • Avon Nailwear Pro+ in  ‘Real Red’
  • Avon Ultra Colour Rich lipstick in ‘Sparkling Warm Rose’
  • Roe’s Farm Dairy voucher for 1ltr tub ice cream
  • Lavender and camomile room & linen spray
  • ‘Amazon’ shower gel for men

Tickets cost £1 per strip, and can be purchased from me in person. For those of you living further afield, I will happily keep tickets aside for you. If you win, I will post your prize(s) to you.