Charity Escapes launched the Great Northern Raffle, to raise funds for charities who were struggling with reduced income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Charity Escapes was founded to source auction and raffle prizes for charities to use at fundraising events.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, fundraising events were put on hold.
This resulted in charities facing funding gaps and meant that there were few events for Charity Escapes to provide prizes for.
In order to raise funds for charities struggling due to the pandemic, Charity Escapes created The Great Northern Raffle.
Supporters could enter the raffle to win prizes, whilst making a voluntary donation to charities.
Each charity promoted the raffle through their own channels, and there was also coverage in local media to raise awareness.
Entrants made voluntary donations to local charities whilst entering the raffle
Entrants could support their chosen charity, or have their donation split between all charities
A noteworthy prize gained media attention and encouraged lots of entries
“Using Text Raffles, we were able to raise over £45,000 for North East charities. It was a new initiative for us, so we were particularly pleased with its success.”
Text Raffles makes it simple to run a raffle. Whilst a car is a great prize, Text Raffles also work well with prizes like hampers, vouchers or memorabilia.