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How to get raffle prices?

Hi everyone,

I'm organising a charity raffle for a race I'm doing later on this year and I wanted to ask if you have any ideas how to get donated valuable raffle prices?

I looked online and I only saw one website called thefreewealth with some good charity tips and raffle ideas.

Many thanks!
Gill

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  • teddysmum
    teddysmum Posts: 9,471 Forumite
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    Anywhere like the local football club or amusement park, where giving you free passes does not actually cost them anything.
  • Whalie
    Whalie Posts: 209 Forumite
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    edited 16 February 2016 at 1:50PM
    I have gathered prizes for a raffle recently. Most have come in by just asking people! A bottle of malt whiskey came in as an unwanted Christmas present as the person did not drink! I bought a few items cheaply from the 'Grab it' section of this forum. Many people have what could be a good prize at the back of a cupboard, too good to throw but not something they would use themselves.
  • Try asking local businesses.


    They are often keen to help local good causes.
    Grocery challenge 2017 January £158.74/£200
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  • I organised the raffle for our village fete for several years.

    Local businesses get a lot of these requests - if you offer them an official "thank you" letter mentioning the value of the gift they can write it off against their profit (tax bill!), which helps keep them sweet.

    If you are asking a charity for a donation (eg. tickets to a museum or similar) they appreciate a stamped addressed envelope for their reply. It may seem a petty amount, but again the postage, time to write out envelopes etc mounts up for them over the year.

    Another thing I did was advertise on Freecycle and our town's local Facebook page.

    If you have a racecourse/greyhound stadium nearby they are usually pretty generous with tickets because they know the winners will spend plenty at the races.

    Are you near the coast? Ferries to the Channel Islands go from my area and sometimes they'll donate a voucher for a day trip.
  • forgotmyname
    forgotmyname Posts: 32,545 Forumite
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    drorimail wrote: »
    Hi everyone,

    I'm organising a charity raffle for a race I'm doing later on this year and I wanted to ask if you have any ideas how to get donated valuable raffle prices?

    I looked online and I only saw one website called thefreewealth with some good charity tips and raffle ideas.

    Many thanks!
    Gill

    I hope you use a spell checker when sending requests for donations.

    Which charity are you collecting for? Do you have their permission in writing?
    Censorship Reigns Supreme in Troll City...

  • Thanks for the advice.

    I managed to contact some local restaurant who offered several vouchers.

    Also following the website I mentioned, email a large radio maker and got a vintage radio speaker on its way to me now!

    Really recommend thefreewealth.com the raffle prices section.

    Gil
  • pelirocco
    pelirocco Posts: 8,274 Forumite
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    this is sounding a bit spam like
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