I follow a charity called ‘Mummy’s Wish’. They provide support and care to mums of young children who have cancer. It’s a great cause and I’ll support them when I am able.
Mummy’s Wish are running a fantastic raffle, and I think the general idea could form the basis of an interesting prize for any raffle out there, although maybe scaled back a bit!
The winner of this raffle will receive a $500 dining voucher each month for 12 months which can be used at any of the nominated restaurants AND a $1000 wardrobe from Leina Broughton. I know, amazing right?!
I don’t think that I would be alone in saying that the more I get on in life, the more value I place on experiences rather than things. This type of prize is perfect for ticking the ‘experience’ box and is the prize that keeps on giving. Well, for 12 months anyway!
One of the main benefits of offering a major prize in this way, is that you are spreading the burden of support. You are not asking one single sponsor to donate something substantial enough to make a great single prize. It is not as threatening to approach a potential supporter to ask for 1/12th of a major prize. In addition, they may wish to be seen among the ’12 community leaders’ represented in the prize pool.
As with any prize though, you will need to properly showcase the supporting business. Shout it from the rafters – if you deliver fantastic promotional value, it will be an investment they will not hesitate to make again in the future.
If you live in or around the Brisbane area and you’d like to support Mummy’s wish, you can click here to buy your tickets.
Your monthly prizes certainly don’t need to be limited to dining, though you might choose to have a common ‘theme’ for the 12 months. Your prize could even be as simple 12 month subscription. There are a plethora of subscritions to choose for magazines, food, wine, chocolate, coffee – all the most important ones 😉 – a box of healthy treats each month, stationery, pet goods, kids craft boxes, mens grooming products. The list is pretty much endless. Or if you want to try something a little different, there are companies such as Not Another Bill or A Little Surprise that specialise in surprise monthly gifts.