I recently did some eggcellent fundraising by holding a couple of Easter raffles. To make my prizes look pretty we grouped a couple of different sized eggs together and wrapped them in cellophane and tied them with raffia ribbon. The eggs were bought when the first offers were good earlier in the year with about £10 spent on each raffle.
I held one raffle through the Scout Group where I am a Young Leader. The Beavers were very keen to win and I sold raffle tickets at £1 a strip. The only downside was having to ‘turn out’ every Thursday for a few weeks so that the Cubs got to take part, but even that wasn’t too bad as I got to see the Cub Young Leader who I went to Scouts with but don’t see very often as we go to different schools – who is now begging me to lend her some walking trousers for her DofE.
I held the other raffle at my school and my friends really wanted to win the delicious chocolate prizes. At school I did it slightly differently so as too maximise my profits, 50p a ticket or 5 tickets for £2 (to get the odd change left over from bus money!)
Congratulations to all my winners.
Together the raffles raised nearly a 25th of my fundraising goal so I’m already planning on doing it again next year and have bought (in the Easter sale) some very large cuddly bunnies to include as prizes.