There’s less than a week to get a hold of raffle tickets for the Great Big SE4 & SE23 Raffle. In the time of this pandemic crisis, this has been an outstanding effort by three local women to build support for our great local businesses.
At only £1 per ticket, the raffle fund is used to buy products and service from these indies, and helps them find their way forward. Today they have raised almost £11,000 and the raffle is closing in on 200 prizes with a vast range from £50 vouchers to favourite shops and restaurants, beauty treatments, art, classes, gift packs and hampers and even more. All contributors are paid for their products and servces. But there have been a few donations, including a very kind heart in Brockley has donated a 7 night stay in a Spanish cottage… something for someone to look forward too when normalcy returns in the future.
But the organisers offer much more to local businesses then money. Nicola, Amanda and Victoria are tirelessly promoting our great locals through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This has given much needed profiles to local businesses and at least for me, introduced me to some great new shops and restaurants.
This week SE23 Magazine have featured the raffle (then just over 6,200 tickets sold) and two of the three organisers Amanda Pearce and Nicola Johnson. Along with Victoria they have been working non-stop for almost a month to promote the Raffle and to connect with businesses to get the prizes. If you have a chance please send them a thank you note over on Twitter. But of course the best way to thank them is to buy more tickets. You’ve got only a few days left.