Charities board update
Please note, our Forum rules no longer allow the posting of links to personal fundraising or crowdfunding pages, such as JustGiving. You can read the full set of our Forum rules here.

Where best for auction prizes

in Charities
2 replies 2.8K views
Looking for suggestions for companies that are happy to donate as I’m trying to help a local charity with their silent auction and raffle, hoping someone can help by pointing me in right direction


  • When I was looking for prizes for a local charity, I took letters on headed paper, and wore my uniform, and just went to as many companies as I could. I included the local sports team (who donated a signed ball), flower shop, hairdresser, supermarkets, etc. Local businesses were the most generous, along with supermarkets. Other larger businesses were more likely to refuse.

    I have also seen people asking for charity prize donations on local FB pages.
  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
    32.2K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    No location, but as above you need to do the footwork and possibly spend a little to get some leaflets done first.

    Make sure your raffle is legal. It maybe seen as gambling, there are rules.
    Censorship Reigns Supreme in Troll City...

This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Did you know there's an MSE app?

It's free & available on iOS & Android


Regifting: good idea or not?

Add your two cents to the discussion

MSE Forum

Energy Price Guarantee calculator

How much you'll likely pay from April

MSE Tools