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Sea Sanctuary’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ raffle

Cornish Mental Health charity, Sea Sanctuary, offered a once-in-a-lifetime sailing experience to help raise vital funds to continue supporting individuals who are struggling with their mental health.




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The Challenge

Mental health funds needed

Sea Sanctuary held a Text Raffle this June, where they offered three lucky winners the opportunity to bring a guest to spend an afternoon sailing, enjoy a 3 course dinner, and watch the Falmouth Week fireworks display, all on board their famous, Pirates of the Caribbean tall ship, Irene of Bridgwater.


The Solution

Once-in-a-lifetime prize

This incredible prize attracted hundreds of supporters. Those wishing to enter the raffle could text ‘FIREWORKS’ to their shortcode by the closing date, with options to enter and donate once, twice, or four times, as well as the option not to donate, and enter for free.



“We really enjoyed using donor for our first ever Text Raffle. The support team were always on hand with any queries we had and offered quick solutions. I would highly recommend as our supporters loved it!"

What the page delivered...

£785 raised through Text Giving

The Text Raffle raised nearly £800 to support both young people and adults struggling with their mental health across Cornwall.

228 Text Raffle entries

228 people entered Sea Sanctuary’s raffle through Text - but only three lucky people could win!

3 donation options

Sea Sanctuary encouraged supporters to enter either once, twice, or four times - options for every budget!

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